Red Velvet cupcakes are classics. They usually consist of cocoa powder and red food colored (hence the name). This particular recipe also includes sour cream (to make them moist) and vanilla extract (to enhance the flavor.) Once you have combined these ingredients, along with the other ones, baked them and allowed them to cool, top with a homemade cream cheese frosting, as well as a few sprinkles. To make them even more festive, bake them in cute birthday or holiday-themed cupcake liners.
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These cupcakes kick things up a notch, thanks to the addition of cherry pie filling. The red velvet batter is made via a classic combination of cocoa powder, flour, eggs, white vinegar, buttermilk, vanilla extract, red food coloring and several other items. Once they have baked and have had a chance to cool, a core is cut out of the center of each and cherry pie filling is added. Replace the top, frost with cream cheese icing and enjoy!
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Red velvet cupcakes are traditionally topped with cream cheese frosting, but as the cupcakes do contain cocoa powder, chocolate frosting will work just as well. These are made with flour, baking soda, salt, vegetable oil, sugar, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla, red food coloring and the aforementioned cocoa powder. However, they use slightly more cocoa powder than the standard recipe. The frosting is a chocolate buttercream, and it is topped with white chocolate hearts.
Beets and cupcakes are two things that normally do not go together. However, this red velvet cupcake recipe uses them instead of red food coloring in order to produce a brightly colored treat. The batter is also vegan, made of beets, coconut oil, flour, sugar, vanilla extract, salt, baking powder, natural cocoa powder and almond milk. The frosting contains cream cheese, but is otherwise healthy, although you can always substitute in vegan cream cheese if you prefer.
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Cupcakes are handy to serve at parties, because they require less utensils and other things. You won’t have to worry about cutting up a cake, making all of the pieces the same size, and handing it around the room on plates. All that you need to serve cupcakes is a napkin and the cupcake itself! These particular cupcakes were designed for a baby shower. They are red velvet, and feature blue tinted cream cheese frosting and edible baby decorations. Tasty and cute at the same time!
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The color of red velvet cupcakes automatically make them a candidate for classic Christmas treats. When you add in some green tinted cream cheese frosting (or leave it alone and take advantage of its natural white color) and possibly some sprinkles or colorful edible decorations, you are left with a Christmas-themed cupcake that can be served all December-long. These particular cupcakes are baked in standard cupcake liners, although you can substitute holiday ones to amp up their level of fun!
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Who says you can only see Rudolph during Christmas season? With these delicious red velvet cupcakes, you will surely get to see Rudolph quite so often. These cupcakes are made out of egg whites and Chobani that is fat free. The top of the cupcake is made out of that all-time favorite chocolate and butter. Rudolph’s face is made out of M&Ms chocolate candy and wafers; some yummy pretzels for his ears. Rudolph red velvet cupcake is perfect with a warm cup of cocoa.
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Christmas may be over but that doesn’t mean that you have to stop trying these beautifully baked Christmas tree cupcakes with tiny Christmas ornaments on top. The cupcakes are made out of red velvet cake. These cupcakes however are ideal for people who don’t have a sweet tooth. To perfectly compliment the red velvet cupcakes a cream cheese is used for the frosting. The frosting are covered with melted candies and tiny colorful M&Ms to serve as the Christmas ornaments, and topped with a brightly yellow star. A glass of milk will help balance the red velvet taste and the sweetness of the frosting and ornaments.
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These scrunchy red velvet cupcakes are always among the top cupcake winners, as everyone really loves to eat them. The red food coloring and the white frosting makes them say, “Eat me” and you don’t have to join Alice in Wonderland to enjoy them anytime! Perfect for offering friends that pop in unannounced, or for a prearranged gathering, red velvet cupcakes are the answer for serving at any grownups tea or at a kid’s party.
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While the origins of red velvet cake recipes remain a bit of a secret (there are several competing theories grounded in historical fact) the only thing that really matters is the fact that red velvet cake is tasty, especially in cupcake form. These red velvet cupcakes contain many of the traditional ingredient, including cocoa, sugar, flour, white vinegar and buttermilk. The frosting on these particular cupcakes is a French-style butter roux, although you can go with cream cheese icing if you prefer.
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