Monday, February 22, 2010

Red Velvet Cuppies

I have been on somewhat of a cooking/baking kick lately. When the urge to cook comes over me, I can always count on Food Network, and Epicurious to deliver yummy recipe's. So it's not surprising that this recipe courtesy Food Network didn't disappoint, in fact it has secured a spot in my go-to box for pot lucks, and special occasions.  If you have ever been to Sylvia's in New York, then you will by flying by the seat of your pants to the nearest grocery store to pick up the ingredients for this recipe [hopefully]! If not, you may want to trust me on this one, this is hands down my fav!

For the cake: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour 2 (9-inch) cake pans. In a medium bowl or on a piece of waxed paper, sift together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter. Beat in eggs one at a time. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk. Beat in food coloring and vinegar, then add vanilla. Add the batter evenly in the cupcake liners. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Turn out onto a rack to cool. 

For the frosting: In a large bowl, cream the cream cheese and butter. Beat in confectioners' sugar until fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Use frosting to fill and ice cake.

 Make sure you use a sifter! It makes all the difference :-)
I use a disposable pastry bag to fill the cupcake liners
I add my Wilton cake decorating tip, fill my pastry bag up with room temp frosting, and start adding the frosting to the outside of the cupcake first
 ....Working my way towards the middle
I added little candy hearts on top!


  1. WoW - your photos really are superb! They look delectable!

  2. So adorable and yummy! I will be making these, maybe tonight for a special birthday. :) Thank you for sharing!

  3. Damn, those look they were professionally done! Perfect braidout AND the perfect red velvet cupcakes, does anything else matter?

  4. They do look professionally done! I borrowed her cookbook from a coworker and so far love the recipes, she is fool proof for someone like me that needs help in the kitchen.

    I don't even like Red Velvet but my mouth is watering for these=}

  5. @BeautyXchnageGirl Thank you very much!!

  6. @ShandyLand they are soooooo easy to make! This definitely one of those recipe's that makes a gal look good! lollll

  7. @Chrissystina Thank you!!!! It makes up for all of the days my hair turned out like straw, and all the dishes that never saw the light of day!lollll

  8. @his hers Thank you! I love her recipe's! True comfort food at it's best!

  9. Okay so the other day via twitter I told you that I attempted this recipe and the cupcakes collasped in the middle. After doing some research as to why this may have happend I've twerked a couple of things(not having my fiance help me for one) and I am attempting this again as I type. I want to suprise my fiance with these because he kept talking about how delishes they looked so I pray they come out right. I'm cooking with gas oven and so I turned the temp up to 375 and I actually cut the receipe in half still using a whole stick of butter and 2 eggs. I pray that these come out awesome so my babe can have some dessert tonight. Oh and BTW I LOVE your blog, I even rock the red lipstick from time to time


  10. i tried to make ur better than sex cake and did a really good job until i got to the whipped cream i failed miserably and ended up making a frosting concotion


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