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Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 30 cupcakes 1x

Description

The perfect traditional red velvet cupcake, topped with a marshmallow cream cheese frosting.


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Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar

Frosting

  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows, melted
  • 34 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
  3. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well.
  4. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla.
  5. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture.
  6. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from heat and cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:

  1. Blend cream cheese and butter together in a mixing bowl. Add melted marshmallows and sugar and blend. Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes.
  2. ———————–
  3. slightly adapted from Paula Deen