So without further ado here is the red velvet recipe I use most often. I would suggest adding extra red colouring otherwise they just don't get dark enough. Taste wise they are quite incredible. I hope you enjoy them as much as we do. That Paula Dean really knows her stuff.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Paula Dean's Recipe:
21/2 cups all purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
1 ½ cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk at room temperature
2 large eggs at room temperature
2 tablespoons red food colouring
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Line two 12 cup muffin tins with paper or spray with non stick spray.
In a bowl, sift together your flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl beat together your oil, buttermilk, eggs, food colouring, vanilla and vinegar. You could use a stand mixer for this step.
Now add your dry ingredients to your wet ingredients and mix until smooth.
Now pour your mixture into muffins tins evenly, filling about ⅔ full. Using an ice cream scoop is useful. That way they are all even.
Place in your preheated oven for about 20 to 25 minutes.
Done when a toothpick inserted comes out dry.
Remove from oven and cool.
Now onto the frosting!
4 cups icing sugar that is sifted
½ cup unsalted butter, softened
4 to 6 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ drops red food colouring
In your mixer combine your butter and sugar and mix until combined and smooth.
Now slowly add your milk.
Then add your food colouring, vanilla and salt.
Tips for equipment to use:
Toodles and smoochies! xx
Love red velvet cakes! I use a slightly different recipe though, and I cannot get away with a regular quick icing, my boyfriend and his father love the cream cheese icing.
I have no idea why Kiana does not like it. Sometimes I do 2 batches, one butter cream and one cream cheese. I like this recipe but would love to find a more chocolately version. I am on the hunt! There is just something so fun about red velvet.
I always get a small rush of excitement when I realize there's a new comment on my blog, but i have to say you made me blush. Thank you so much for your kind words. Your blog is lovely as well. I have really enjoyed pursuing around.
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You sound like a wonderful mother. You might have thought you'd go back to work and have a "career," but if you ask me, you're doing the most important job in the world. Anyone who tells you otherwise or makes you think what you do isn't a job is crazy.
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Aw that was so sweet of you. I love being home but am determined to go back to school now that these guys are older. My Mom was a stay at home mom so I just wanted to follow in her footsteps. I appreciate your comments on staying home. I really feel like I did the right thing but get outside influence telling me it's wrong. I am glad I held firm and did it my way though. I said I'd stay home until they were out of high school and my daughter graduates in 2 weeks. So I will always be able to say I did what I planned. It feels good.
He's doing the 2 year program at U of Windsor. He loves it. He really enjoys the teaching as well. His students seem to love him. I think his plan is to continue on and get his PHD.
I am like you, I love new comments. I had no idea how much I would enjoy blogging. I may start up a second one soon on my adventures with my daughter as she puts me through boot camp to get back in shape. Could be quite an experience. Hopefully we are still speaking when I am fit again. LOL
Keep in touch. I may show your blog to my son. he would really enjoy it.
I like the frosting very much! I also prefer using vegetable oil in cup cakes as you did in this recipe. Thanks!
Thanks for stopping by. I also heard alot of the cupcake people use extra egg whites which I did in a previous post. Let me tell ya, best cupcakes ever.Makes them really light and fluffy.