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    Blue Velvet Cupcakes

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    Blue Velvet Cupcakes

    I have modified this recipe from Paula Deen to create (what I consider) the perfect shade of blue for Blue Velvet Cupcakes. The frosting is also not original to the recipe.

    • Prep Time

      minutes

    • Cook Time

      minutes

    • Servings

      servings


    Ingredients

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    • CAKE:

    • 2

      cups sugar

    • ½

      pound butter, at room temperature, 2 sticks

    • 2

      eggs

    • 1

      tablespoon cocoa powder

    • 1

      tablespoon Wilton royal blue gel food coloring

    • 1

      small dab of Wilton violet gel food coloring

    • cups cake flour

    • 1

      teaspoon salt

    • 1

      cup buttermilk

    • 1

      teaspoon vanilla extract

    • ½

      teaspoon baking soda

    • 1

      tablespoon vinegar

    • FROSTING:

    • 1

      pound cream cheese, softened

    • 2

      sticks butter, softened

    • 1

      teaspoon vanilla extract

    • 4

      cups sifted confectioners' sugar

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake pan(s) with paper liners. Make the cupcakes: In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, mix until light and fluffy. Add the eggs 1 at a time and mix well after each addition. Mix cocoa and food colorings together to form a paste, and then add to sugar mixture; mix well. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture. Pour batter into cupcake papers. Batter will be thick! Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting. Make the Frosting: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife or pipe it on with a big star tip. Embellish as desired.


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