Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvet sweet tea vodka 010Red velvet cake is not chocolate cake with red dye… if anyone tells you different they are full of bull crap!

Red velvet cake is a buttermilk cake with a kiss of cocoa in it oh and red dye of course. but you can color your velvet cake any color really…

it is traditionally dressed with cream cheese icing.

listening to the misfits… okay maybe that’s only me but who bakes in silence?  Not me.

red velvet sweet tea vodka 002it’s very simple I promise…

light and fluffy too!

red velvet sweet tea vodka 005a bowl of blood… Okay maybe not.

regardless you know they will taste delicious…

I had a hard time keeping them around…

Did I mention my best friend is getting married and I’m going to be the maid of honor?

What does a maid of honor do?  I mean I’m not really into the who wedding thing… I’ve only recently thought of it in my older years of life… never did when I was a kid. Maybe I’m broken and didn’t come with that part of my girl brain I think was filled with  “hey, you’ll live with a dog and you’ll be fine.”

red velvet sweet tea vodka 007It’s possible my mother is rolling in her grave right now with this point in my life…

If she only knew some of the things that I have done…

You know, put up with and live with a human leech let him take all of my money and suck the life out of me…

She probably would have punched him in the throat, I really wouldn’t have put it past her. One time she ran up to this ladies house to only get into a fight with her not once but twice. She ripped the lady through the screen door… My dad had to come home twice in one day…

But that’s a story for a different day…

red velvet sweet tea vodka 008They’re just things, silly little things… that go through my mind….

I think I’ll be alright…


Makes 12

1 1/4 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp vinegar

1 tbsp cocoa powder

1 egg

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 tbsp red dye


1 8 oz package of cream cheese (room temp)

2 sticks of butter (room temp)

3 1/2 cups powder sugar

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 cupcake cups with liners. Place flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, baking soda in the bowl whisk them to blend. Then add buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, egg, oil and red dye  till well combined. Take a 1/4 cup fill it with batter and fill the cupcake pan. 1/4 cup should be  enough to fill your cups with. bake 18- 25 minutes do the bounce back test or use a tooth pick to see if it come out clean. cool before frosting them.

Whip the butter in the bowl of an electric mixer for several minutes. You want to get it very light and fluffy. Slowly add the powdered sugar, a few tablespoons at a time. When the frosting looks thick enough to spread or pipe its ready!

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