Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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    Soft, velvety, chocolate cupcakes topped with sweet cream cheese frosting—that's how you show someone you care. 

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 36
    1 ¾ c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, softened, divided
    2 c. Hy-Vee sugar
    3 Hy-Vee large eggs, at room temperature
    1 (1 oz) bottle red food coloring
    3 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract, divided
    3 ½ c. Hy-Vee flour
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee baking cocoa
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 ½ c. low-fat buttermilk
    1 ½ tsp. Hy-Vee distilled vinegar
    1 ½ tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    1 (8 oz) pkg Hy-Vee 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
    4 c. Hy-Vee powdered sugar

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      1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line muffin pans with paper liners.
      2. Cream 1-1/2 cups butter and sugar until very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add red food coloring and 2 teaspoons vanilla; beat well. Scrape down bowl.
      3. Whisk together flour, cocoa and salt. Add buttermilk to red batter in three parts alternating with the cocoa/flour ingredients, beginning with buttermilk and ending with dry ingredients. Scrape down bowl.
      4. Stir together vinegar and baking soda in a small bowl. Add to batter and mix well. Scrape down bowl.
      5. Divide batter among the prepared muffin pans. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes. Remove from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.
      6. To make frosting, beat together cream cheese and remaining 1/4 cup butter until light and fluffy. Beat in remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy. Frost cooled cupcakes.

      Nutrition facts


      250 Calories per serving

      Amounts Per Serving

      • Total Fat: 11g
      • Cholesterol: 40mg
      • Sodium: 160mg
      • Total Carbohydrates: 35g
      • Protein: 3g

      Daily Values

      Vitamin A 6%
      Vitamin C 0%
      Iron 4%
      Calcium 2%

      Recipe Source:

      Hy-Vee Seasons Comfort Foods Cookbook.