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Papa’s Cook Book: Red Velvet Cupcakes!

By , December 3, 2015 12:18 pm

1: Prep Work
Papa Louie’s first introduction to Red Velvet was in Papa’s Cupcakeria. For this challenging recipe, we will be making them completely from scratch! You ready for this??

First step is to preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) so it’s all ready to go by the time you’re ready to put them in the oven. At this time, you can also place the 12 cupcake wrappers in the Muffin Pan.

 

2: Mixing the Ingredients
First, you’ll want to mix together some of the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl. This includes the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

In a second mixing bowl, add the sugar and the butter. It helps if the butter is soft and close to room temperature. Whisk the butter and sugar together until it’s fully mixed and creamy. Then add the 1 egg and mix it in thoroughly, then add the second egg and do the same. This is followed by adding the buttermilk and vinegar and whisking them until fully blended with the rest of these wet ingredients. Finally, add the vanilla extract and red food coloring and mix it some more.

Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients bowl and whisk until the batter is velvety smooth.

 

3: Pour and Bake
Spoon the batter into each of the cupcake wrappers within the pan. Each wrapper should be filled 3/4th of the way.

Once the oven is pre-heated, bake the cupcakes for 20 to 25 minutes. You’ll know they are done if you poke a toothpick into the center, pull it out, and it’s clean.

 

4: Frosting
Traditional Red Velvet Cupcakes are topped with Cream Cheese Frosting. For this Cook Book post, we’ve included an additional recipe sheet for homemade Cream Cheese Frosting. For this step you will be using the additional tools and ingredients found on that sheet. You can also skip this step if you prefer regular store-bought frosting, but you’ve made it this far… why not go all in!

In a large mixing bowl, add butter (soft and room temperature), cream cheese, vanilla extract, and lemon juice. Using a hand mixer, blend until everything is nice and smooth.

Then add the Confectioner’s Sugar to the mix and keep blending until the frosting is fluffy. Refrigerate the frosting for 30 min to allow it to firm up before putting it on the cupcakes.

 

5: The Final Touches!
Remove the pan from the oven and let them sit for 10 minutes. Traditionally, Red Velvet cupcakes are served without a wrapper, so if you want, unwrap the cupcakes before frosting.

Frost the Cupcakes and dust with the Red Sugar Sprinkles. If you are planning on making the Cream Cheese Frosting, I find it helps to put the finished frosting in a small ziplock bag. Then cut one of the bottom corners off the bag to make an easy frosting dispenser. Simply squeeze the frosting through the hole and onto the cupcakes.

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this week’s recipe from Papa’s Cook Book! If you made this delicious dish, we would love to see how it turned out. Send pictures of your masterpiece to info@flipline.com, or post them on our facebook wall, or upload them to the Papa’s Cook Book section of our Forum!

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