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Aug 25, 2009

Bake Red Velvet Cupcakes

Have you always wanted to make a special dessert that's not only delicious, but easy? Well this is how to make red velvet cupcakes with vanilla cream cheese frosting! These are the same moist little cakes, with a twist - vanilla cream cheese frosting. This easy recipe is fun, fast, and tastes great!

Ingredients:

* a box of white cake mix
* 1/3 cup of melted semi-sweet chocolate
* red food coloring
Frosting:
* 1 package (85g) of philly cream cheese
* 1/4 cup or 1/2 a stick (56g) of butter
* 16 oz (450g) of powdered sugar
* 2 tablespoons (29g) of sour cream
* 2 teaspoons (10ml) of vanilla extract

Follow the directions on the box, starting with the cake batter. Mix together all of the different ingredients, adding the melted chocolate at the end. To melt chocolate, put in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave in 20 second intervals; stirring each time.Start adding the red food coloring. The exact measurement differs each time you make it. Just keep adding coloring until you get the color you desire.Scoop batter into cupcake tin, filled with liners. Bake cupcakes according to directions on the box (15-20 minutes).After baking, let cupcakes cool completely.To make vanilla cream cheese frosting, start by beating cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla together until light and fluffy.Gradually add the powdered sugar until smooth and creamy.Frost the cupcakes. To do this, either use a spatula or a Ziploc bag to pipe on frosting. Decorate according to the occasion or however you like! Enjoy your delicious cupcakes!

Chocolate chips are easier to melt and sometimes cheaper to buy.
If your frosting is a little runny, just put it in the refrigerator until firm. Also don't forget to scrape sides of the bowl while mixing cake batter and when making frosting.

Be careful not to over-mix batter.
This cake is naturally moist and may seem undercooked but isn't.
It may be hard to frost if made into a 2-layer cake.
The cupcakes may crack on top while cooling.

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