Red Velvet Cupcakes

YUMMLY
17Ingredients
41Minutes
280Calories

Description

Vibrant red velvet cupcakes topped with tangy cream cheese frosting. Make these for Valentine's day, Christmas, the Fourth of July, or any day!

Ingredients

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  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened, for cake)
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (for cake)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for cake)
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring (or enough to achieve desired color)
  • 1 1/2 blocks cream cheese (8 oz. per block)
  • 4 ounces unsalted butter (for frosting)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract (for frosting)
  • 1 dash salt (for frosting)
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    Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
    2. Line two 12-cavity cupcake pans with baking papers. Set aside.
    3. Place the butter, canola oil, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla into a large mixing bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream the ingredients together on medium speed for 1 minute, or until smooth. Add the eggs and continue to beat for a minute more, until the mixture is light and fluffy.
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    NutritionView More

    280Calories
    Sodium8% DV180mg
    Fat22% DV14g
    Protein6% DV3g
    Carbs12% DV36g
    Fiber2% DV<1g
    Calories280Calories from Fat130
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat14g22%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat
    Cholesterol55mg18%
    Sodium180mg8%
    Potassium75mg2%
    Protein3g6%
    Calories from Fat130
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate36g12%
    Dietary Fiber<1g2%
    Sugars27g54%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C0%
    Calcium4%
    Iron4%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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