Valentine’s Day Red Velvet Cupcakes

At work we had a Valentine’s Day baking potluck, so I’ve decided to make one of my favourite cupcakes – Magnolia Bakery’s Red Velvet with a Cream Cheese icing. These little babies are to die for!

Let’s get to the recipe:

  • 3 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • Red food colouring
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda

Preheat oven to 350ºF oven. In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter together until light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each egg. In a small bowl, beat together the red food colouring, cocoa and vanilla. Add to the batter and beat well.

In a measuring cup, add the salt to the buttermilk. Start adding to the batter, alternating between the buttermilk and flour, beating in between each addition. Using a small bowl, combine the cider vinegar and baking soda and add to the batter, mixing well.

Pour the batter into cupcake liners and tins, place in the oven for approx. 15-20 minutes. Watch and test with a toothpick to see when the cake has fully baked.

Pipe with a Cream Cheese icing (icing sugar, cream cheese, butter, cream and vanilla) and top with cute little heart sprinkles!

Happy Valentine’s Day BS’ers!

Carlene

P.S. Even though this isn’t food related (although they smell just as lovely as the cupcakes), look at my lovely bouquet of flowers I got from my valentine! Cute!! :)

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