Nothing says Valentine’s day like Red Velvet Cake. If you are planning on doing any Valentine’s Day baking, these classic cupcakes are a must. You can count on more Valentine’s goodness in the days ahead!
Red Velvet Cake
The cake recipe is from Bakerella.
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/2 cups oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 oz. red food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 24 standard muffin cups with cupcake liners.
Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
Pour into prepared muffin cups and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
2 8 oz packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 pounds confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
Cream together cream cheese and butter. Beat in vanilla. On low speed, add confectioners sugar a little at a time. Once all sugar has been added increase to medium speed until frosting is creamy.
For the hearts, melt red wafer candies over low heat. Once melted transfer to a piping bag. Pipe out hearts on wax paper. Once set, remove from wax paper and place on top of cupcakes.