Festive Cupcakes for a Happy New Year!
To celebrate the turn of the year, I’ve made my favorite cupcake recipe: Red Velvets decorated with fun toppers to match the festive occasion. This is a great treat to bring to your new year party. Here’s how to make it happen:
- 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
- 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners. In mixing bowl, sift together the all the dry ingredients – flour + sugar + baking soda + cocoa powder + salt.
In another mixing bowl, stir together the eggs + oil. In a mixing cup, mix together the buttermilk + food coloring + apple cider vinegar + vanilla extract + lightly whisk.
Gradually add the dry ingredients + buttermilk mixture to the egg mixture, starting + ending with the dry ingredients. The idea is to achieve a dark brown/red cupcake color. Add the batter to the cupcake liners + bake for 20-21 minutes, or until done.
Let the cupcakes cool completely.
4 cups confectioners’ sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
2 sticks unsalted butter room temperature
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Combine the sugar + cream cheese + butter + salt + vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl + blend for 2 minutes.
When the cupcakes are finally cool, pipe the frosting on top of the cupcake. Sprinkle as much awesomeness as you would like + top with your favorite topper. Finito! You are ready to devour your delicious Red Velvets Enjoy!
What an fantastic way to end 2010 right? With a delicious cupcake recipe. Life is sweet indeed + so are you lovelies.
Thanks again for all of your love + support in 2010. I’ll see you again in 2011! Sending you the biggest e-hug in the blogosphere!