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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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