Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Red Velvet....If you please.


Nothing says, Valentine's Day like Red Velvet!! I made a few batches
of cupcakes this morning. The first batch was cupcakes in liners and
the second batch, I put in these cute containers to hand out to little
one's...cute, cute.

Today is my 100th post!! WooHoo! I have enjoyed blogging and am
looking forward to the next 100. I'm thinking about giving my blog
a little face lift! I was wondering what you would like to see more of?
My daily life? Food? House? Decorating? Places? What would you like
to see less of? You let me know! I'm here to serve ; ))

Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

2 1/2 cups of all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons of cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with liners
In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, salt and cocoa powder.
In a large bowl, gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring,
vinegar and vanilla with a handheld mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to
the wet and mix until smooth.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in the
oven for 20-22 minutes, turning the pan once, halfway through. Remove from
oven and let cool before frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting

2 ( 8 ounce) packages of cream cheese, room temperature
2 sticks butter, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to
high and mix until light and fluffy.

55 comments:

  1. OMG!! These look delish! Can I come over right now? Seriously too cute! Happy 100th post! I love your blog and I think you do a fab job of serving us up some yummy goodness. Happy Wednesday! ;)

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  2. Great job with these cupcakes, they look adorable! Congrats on your 100th post.

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  3. So darling! You did a beautiful job with these. Red velvet always seems to please most people, I have found and the color is just lovely. Congrats on your 100th post. I won't presume to tell you what to do with your blog as I think that is a personal decision based on what is going in your life. Whatever you do will be perfect, I bet.

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  4. I never met a cupcake I didn't like and those look perfect for Valentine's day! Congratulations on your 100th post!

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  5. I don't think I've ever seen cupcakes cuter than this! This post is clearly is a reflection of your great cooking AND decorating skills :) Congrats on your 100th post!

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  6. You are so talented. You make everything look amazing! I can't wait to see your next 100 posts and what you do with your blog! xo

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  7. Love those cupcakes...you decorate with such flare! I'de like to see more of anything you want to blog about! My blog is random depending on the day - like a box of chocolates, Forrest :-)

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  8. Ahh...love red velvet! Nice job on the cupcakes - and I must say, I love your blog just the way it is! = )

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  9. Yes please! :) Those look soooo good my dear, love me some red velvet! They are so adorable too, you just amaze me girly!! :)

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  10. YUM!! They look so delicious and cute!! :) I love your blog. I enjoy reading it all so whatever you post on I will enjoy!

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  11. Yum, yum, yum. Red Velvet are the only cupcakes I like! My hips thank you cause that is where they are going to end up!

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  12. these look so yummy and so pretty too! Might have to whip up a batch!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    XOXO

    http://lovejennyxoxo.blogspot.com/

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  13. oooh I do! (Love that song!)
    Congrats on your 100th post - so fun!

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  14. I really need to master gluten-free red velvet cupcakes. Okay any gf cupcakes. These look so good!!

    ps-love the LA post below, too. Great pics and that fire escape is so PRETTY WOMAN!

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  15. I want to see more of YOU and your daily life! :) Where do you get all these cute ideas???

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  16. I love daily life stuff, I love to see where people live, and I love dinner parties you might have..

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  17. These look BEAUTIFUL! Such fluffy, soft frosting:) I've only recently started following your blog, but I LOVE it!

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  18. Val I am heading over now. My FAVORITE cake EVER!!! So no need for dinner tonight we can have some wine and red velvet sounds perfect!!! I am itching to make red velvet for Valentines but have been holding off. I have no idea what for so lets dive in.

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  19. Happy 100th post! These are sooo cute, Val! And who doesn't like Red Velvet? Perfect for this time of year. :)

    I love your blog so keep doing what you do!
    Candace

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  20. wahoo to 100! red velvet is definitely a fav-and makes for such a pretty little cupcake!

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  21. happy 100th post :) i love red velvet..can't beat it with cream cheese frosting.

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  22. YUUUUUUUM! Now i want a cupcake :)

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  23. Your cupcakes are adorable! Congrats on the 100th post!!

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  24. Those look delicious! I love your blog! Congrats on you 100th post!
    To many more!
    xx

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  25. Congrats on your 100th post! Your blog is beautiful just the way it is. I sure wish I had as many followers as you...

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  26. Val - These look amazing. Red Velvet was our wedding cake flavor (Xmas wedding) and my kids favorite these days. I need to make these for Valentine's Day. Thanks so much! Congrats on 100!

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  27. well these are just beautiful! You are so talented!! And many congrats on the 100th!! I have no feedback except for keep it up!!

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  28. Hi, Val! I wanted to stop by for a visit, and say "thank you" for commenting on my blog post. Your red velvet cupcakes look delicious. They are one of my favorites...wish I had one now!! :)

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  29. Congratulations on your 100th post. These cupcake are to die for. Great decorations on them. They scream Valentine's Day too.

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  30. Happy 100th post Val! These babies look SO GOOD! I Love me some red velvet! YUM

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  31. These look sooo delicious Val! Congratulations on your 100th post :)

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  32. Looking for something to make just like that for my neice who wants to bake for Valentines Day. I think I'll make these with her! They look deeelishh!
    Thanks
    Lisa

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  33. red velvet is one of my favorites! your's look so professional. great job!

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  34. just gorgeous! i'd happily gobble about five! happy 100th, love your blog!

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  35. Val, congratulations. 100 posts is a milestone that most bloggers never reach. I can't wait for the next 100. I'm new to your blog but I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I definitely will be back. Your cupcakes are otherworldly and really demand to be tried. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  36. congrats on your 100 posts!! gorgeous little treats. i love your recipes, so keep those coming :)

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  37. Yummy yummy! Red velvet is my absolute favorite!!!

    ...I love your blog just the way it is!! :)

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  38. Uh oh -- now I'm craving cupcakes ;) I'm going to have to bookmark this one!

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  39. congrats! 100 is a big one!!

    tell me more abt these little containers of cupcakes- they look too cute for words!

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  40. Congratulations on 100 posts!! I love the variety of things you post about. Like the la photos in the post below. And then cupcakes in this post.

    And now I'm drooling!!

    Sarahx

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  41. Gave you a shout-out on my blog! Told you those L.A. photos you posted inspired me. = )

    Check it out! http://www.thesweetlifestudio.blogspot.com/

    Have a great day!

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  42. Yummy! Congrats on reaching 100! Here's to 100 more. From the looks of this post, more recipes please :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  43. Happy 100th posts!!
    I would like to see more of you and your decorating ideas!! I LOVE your recipes! (especially your chicken carbonara one)

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  44. Happy 100th post and valentine's day. These cupcakes are so sexy in red.

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  45. thanks for the recipe. Red Velvet is my weakness.
    Your kids really hit the ultimate jackpot

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  46. These look crazy good!~ My husband just had red velvet ice cream and baskin and robbins...it was so good!

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  47. These cupcakes look absolutely delicious! I've never made a Red Velvet cake or cupcakes and now I really want to give it a try.

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  48. These are GORGEOUS! I am so in the mood to bake. And love your new jewelery in your latest post too. The blue necklace is super cute

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  49. Congratulations on 100 posts! I love blogs that feature daily life. :)

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  50. gorgeous! red velvet and cream cheese...how can ya go wrong! nice presentation

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  51. Happy 100th post Val !!! What delicious looking cupcakes! Yumm! You really have the most beautiful food over here! lol! I love your blog and always enjoy my visits!! :)

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  52. The cupcakes are gorgeous! I love how you wrapped them! Congrats on your 100th post!

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  53. Hi Val- I was just rereading through some of my comments. Thank you for your sweet words about Owen the wonder dog! So, i popped over here and read your brief bio and you had me at coffee and carbs. Yes! oh, and Target. I don't read cookbooks, but I do read Pottery Barn catalogs as if they were a magazine. It takes me longer to read aPB catalog than an issue of People! I don't read cookbooks, probablly because I don't always follow a recipe. But, I love carbs so i will be back! laura

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