|My original results.|
|Close-up cake texture, soft n moist.|
Credit to CookingClassy for the great recipe.
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup salted butter, firm but not cold*
1 cup + 2 Tbsp granulated sugar
2 large eggs
1 Tbsp red food coloring
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup whole milk
1 tsp distilled white vinegar
1 recipe Cream Cheese Frosting, recipe follows
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-In a mixing bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and baking soda, set aside.
-In a separate large mixing bowl, with an electric hand mixer on medium speed, whip together butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes.
-Add in eggs one at a time stirring after each addition.
-(Now stand back and change out of any nice shirt you have on and) Add red food coloring and vanilla extract and mix until combine.
-In a small mixing bowl (or in the measuring cup you used to measure milk), combine milk and 1 tsp vinegar.
-Add milk mixture and flour mixture to cupcake mixture, alternating in two separate batches, mixing until combine after each addition.
-Divide batter evenly among 15 paper lined muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
-Bake in preheated oven 18-21 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.
-Remove from oven and allow to cool about 2 minutes in muffin tin, then transfer to wire rack to cool for 10 minutes, then transfer to an airtight container to cool completely (this just helps them retain more moisture). Once cooled completely, spread generously with Cream Cheese Frosting (just as sprinkles does, lots of frosting!).
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 cup salted butter, firm but not cold (if using unsalted add 1/8 tsp salt)
6 oz cream cheese, cold (I recommend using Philadelphia brand in this recipe)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Red and blue food coloring, for decor (optional)
-In a large mixing bowl, using and electric mixer, whip together butter and cream cheese until pale and fluffy (about 1 minute on high speed, then 3-4 minutes on medium high speed).
-Mix in vanilla extract.
-Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.