Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvit
I absolutely love Red velvet! and I love cupcakes so this recipe was a match made in heaven 🙂

Ingredients-
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Dash salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup sour cream
1 1/2 teaspoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon vanilla

Procedure-
preheat your oven to 350 *
Combine flour, cocoa, soda, baking powder
baking soda and salt go ahead and set aside
Beat together butter and sugar until creamy
Beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in sour
cream. Blend in dry ingredients. Blend in
red food coloring and vanilla
bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean 🙂

Red velvet and cream cheese icing is always a tasty combination so here’s a simple cream cheese icing 🙂

cream cheese icing:

Ingredients-
4 ounces unsalted butter, softened
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
procedure-
In a large bowl, beat together the butter and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract 🙂

I took a cake decorating class and my very favorite thing to do on top of a cupcake is a professional looking swirl but its always fun to frost them crazy colors and decorations so have fun and happy baking!
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Cake Cookies

cake cookies
I always had a problem with my cookies being really good right when they came out of the oven, and then drying out and becoming hard as a rock only 10 minutes afterword. I tried these cake cookies as a last attempt for soft chewy cookies that should last, and they came out wonderfully!!! Best cookies I have ever eaten, and baked!

INGREDIENTS
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
14 tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
2 cups (about 12 ounces) semisweet and/or milk chocolate chips

Procedure
preheat the oven to 350*
whisk together flour and baking soda
go ahead and set that aside
in a electric mixer
combine butter and both sugars mix on medium speed until light and fluffy 🙂
reduce speed to low and put in the sat vanilla and eggs continue to mix
add in the flour mixture mix until combined
add in the chocolate chips
grease a pad and put balls of dough on like regular chocolate chip cookies
cook about 12 minutes ,or until brown around the edges
here’s the sight I got the recipe from originally 🙂 –
http://www.marthastewart.com/354939/cakey-chocolate-chip-cookies
These cookies are absolutely scrumptious! happy baking everyone!
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