Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

These vibrant Valentine's Day cupcakes are a sweet way to say "I love you."

YIELDS

36 cupcakes

INGREDIENTS

Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 cups Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 5 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring

Frosting

  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 2 (8 oz.) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (2 lb.) bag Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • edible heart decorations (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 36 muffin cups with paper baking cups.

Mix flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt in medium bowl; set aside. Beat butter and sugar in large mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl with each addition. On low speed, add sour cream, milk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring. Slowly add in flour mixture and blend until just combined. Do not overmix. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched. Remove from oven; cool completely in pan. 

Frosting

Beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add in sugar; beat until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in vanilla; continue beating for 1 minute.

Add heart-shaped edible decorations, if desired.