Posted by - Sue M (well dressed cupcakes)
I call this a project as I had to go to the store 3x for ingredients. I have no idea why but the people in my area seemed to be using a lot of buttermilk! I finally found it and went home to start my Red Velvet Cupcakes. I looked at lots of recipes - I like to use butter not oil and finally found one I liked. my family would be the testers but I made a big mistake - as it was Superbowl Sunday - we always make brownie sundaes. This family only likes chocolate so they took a look at the cupcakes and said, "What's in them" I really didn't want to mention the vinegar, coloring etc so I said, " Oh - lots of things. " They headed towards the brownies. Not wanting to hurt my feelings - my son tried one and said it's ok but not a fav. Translation - It's not chocolate enough!!!
So now I have 17 Red Velvet Cupcakes ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I am a school counselor so I packed them up and they went to school. I sent an email out to staff - "Come and try my new recipe - red velvet cupcakes" Within 30 minutes - gone. They could only take only if they promised to tell me good or bad how they were.
Results: light, fluffy, delicious, make them again.......
Me: I'm not so sure about the coloring, would like to try the beet juice next time and would love to know what part the vinegar plays in all of this.