A Great Red Velvet Cupcake...Finally!
A Great Red Velvet Cupcake...Finally!
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  • prep: 1 hr
  • cook: 20 min
  • total: 1 hr 20 min
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    This red velvet cupcake recipe took years to perfect & the result is everything you can hope for! Soft and tender with a velvety texture, and super flavorful with tangy notes and sweet vanilla that's been kissed with cocoa.  A cloud of not too-sweet, whipped cream cheese frosting takes it over the top.  It's a winner! 

    Ingredients

    • 50g (1 3/4oz) semisweet or dark chocolate
    • Cup filled with ice or ice pack
    • Metal wax seal stamps*
    • 1 cup (227g/ 8oz) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 3 cups (340g) powdered sugar, sift if lumpy
    • 1/8 teaspoon salt
    • 12 ounces (340g) cream cheese, cold straight from the fridge (cut into 1-inch pieces)*
    • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or imitation vanilla flavoring)
    • 2 tablespoons (28g) sour cream, optional*
    • 1 1/2 cups (180g) all purpose flour
    • 2 1/2 tablespoons (15g) unsweetened cocoa powder (sift if lumpy)*
    • 1 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup (187g) well shaken buttermilk, at room temperature*
    • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract (or 2 teaspoons if using imitation vanilla flavoring)
    • 2 teaspoons red gel food coloring (or 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid red food coloring)*
    • 3/4 cup (170g/ 6oz) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
    • 2 tablespoons (23g) neutral-tasting oil (such as vegetable, sunflower, or corn oil)
    • 1 cup plus 3 tablespoons (238g) granulated sugar
    • 2 large eggs, at room temperature

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    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 16
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 319 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 16 g 25.2%
    • Saturated Fat: 9 g 43.36%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 39 mg 12.9%
    • Sodium: 291 mg 12.13%
    • Calcium: 23 mg 2.25%
    • Potassium: 50 mg 1.42%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 1 mg 3.73%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 41 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 1 g 2.87%
    • Sugar: 29 g
    • Protein: 2 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 1 g
    • Vitamin A 8.48%
    • Vitamin C 0.19%
    • Vitamin D 0.03%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat3
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs2
    • Exchange - Starch1
    • Exchange - Vegetables0
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total1 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq