Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

 

Ingredients:

  • Cupcakes
    1 large egg
    1 cup granulated sugar
    2/3 cup buttermilk (or Powdered Buttermilk, use 2 1/2 tablespoons + 2/3 cup water)
    1/2 cup canola or vegetable oil
    2 rounded tablespoons vanilla Greek yogurt (plain Greek yogurt or sour cream may be substituted)
    1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
    3 tablespoons unsweetened natural cocoa powder 
    3/4 teaspoon baking soda
    pinch salt, optional and to taste
    1 to 2 tablespoons red food coloring, or as needed
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
    1/2 heaping cup cream cheese, softened (I used Trader Joe’s soft spreadable light)
    2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    about 2 to 2 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, or as necessary
    splash cream or milk, only if necessary
    sanding sugar or sprinkles, optional for garnishing

See full instructions on: www.averiecooks.com

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