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Red Velvet Cupidcakes

Red Velvet Cupidcakes recipe

Cupid strikes again. Topped with colorful candy sprinkles, each cupcake features red velvet cake beneath a layer of kissable cream cheese frosting. These luscious cupcakes will satisfy every generation of your family on Valentine's Day or any other day of the year.

Recipe Ingredients

Cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting

Method

  1. For Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Paper-line 18 muffin cups.
  2. Microwave chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on HIGH (100%) power for 45 seconds; stir. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Combine milk and vinegar in small glass measure. Beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl on high for 2 minutes. Carefully beat in melted chocolate and red food coloring. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.
  4. Bake for 22 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean.
  5. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with sprinkles, if desired.
  7. For Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla extract in medium mixer bowl until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy.

Preparation Time: 25 mins | Cooking Time: 22 mins | Cooling Time: 30 mins cooling
Servings: 18 cupcakes | Makes about 1 3/4 cups frosting

You may substitute store bought cream cheese frosting (one 16-ounce container) to save time.

Frosting can be piped on with a pastry bag for a professional look.

Nutritional information: Calories: 280 Calories from Fat: 110 Total Fat: 13 g Saturated Fat: 4.5 g Cholesterol: 45 mg Sodium: 140 mg Carbohydrates: 42 g

Reprinted with permission from Nestlé and meals.com.


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