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Must Make – Cherry Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

February is such a great month. There’s Family Day and Valentine’s Day and frankly love and family abound. This month you need to make these Cherry Red Velvet Valentine’s Day Cupcakes. Could anything be sweeter for your sweetheart than red velvet and cupcakes combined?

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I have been craving a good cupcake recipe for months here and who can say No to red velvet? My kids also love red velvet so I know these will be well received this month.

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Cherry Red Velvet Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Paula Schuck
The sweetest Cherry Red Velvet Valentine's Day Cupcakes
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 1 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter soft, plus 4 tbsp.
  • ¼ cup softened shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. Red gel food color

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • -Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  • -Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt all together.
  • -Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes
  • -In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  • -Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract, and red gel food coloring.
  • -Mix well.
  • -Add flour mix and milk, 1/2 portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  • -Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3's filled.
  • -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  • -Cool for 10 minutes
  • -Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.
  • Cherry Vanilla Frosting
  • Vanilla frosting
  • C unsalted butter, softened
  • tsp vanilla
  • C powdered sugar
  • Cherry frosting
  • C unsalted butter, softened
  • tsp vanilla
  • C powdered sugar
  • tbsp juice from a jar of maraschino cherries
  • tsp almond extract
  • -4 drops of red food coloring
  • Frosting Directions:
  • make the vanilla frosting first
  • -Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
  • -Mix on low.
  • -Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
  • -Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
  • -Scoop the frosting into the side a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
  • Cherry Frosting
  • -Add the butter into a standing mixer until fluffy
  • -Mix on low.
  • -Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
  • -Add in the cherry juice and almond extract.
  • -Mix until blended
  • -Add in the red food coloring, add in a drop or of the food coloring to get the shade of red that you desire
  • -Add the frosting to a large star tipped pastry bad.
  • -Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.
  • -Frost the cupcakes working from the outside edge to the center of the cupcake.
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Share the love and Pin this for later. What are you doing this Valentine’s Day? Whether you are making sweets for the school bake sale, or sharing with a loved one these are the ticket. Make them, bake them, and of course share them. The trickiest part of these Cherry Red Velvet Valentine’s Day cupcakes is the frosting.

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

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