Creatively Lu's Red Velvet Cupcakes w/ Cream Cheese Frosting (served in a mason jar)

  • Creatively Lu's Red Velvet Cupcakes  w/ Cream Cheese Frosting (Served in a Mason Jar)
  • Yields: 30 small cupcakes
  • Cupcakes
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • 2 sticks of unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 c.  sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 c. sour cream
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 bottle (1 oz. red food coloring)

  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 8 oz. package of cream cheese (softened) 
  • 1/4.c  unsalted butter (melted.)
  • 2 T. sour cream
  • 3 T. vanilla extract
  • 1 16 oz. box of powdered sugar 
Directions
For the cupcakes: 
  1. Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mix together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together sugar and butter with a mixer for 5 minutes, or until light and airy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in the sour cream, milk, food color, and vanilla. 
  3. Gradually beat in the flour mixture on low speed, just until combined. Spoon batter into lightly sprayed, or paper lined, muffin tins, filling each cup until 2/3 full. 
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Remove from pans and place onto wire racks to cool completely. 
For the cream cheese frosting:
  1. In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, butter, sour cream, and vanilla in a large bowl, until light and fluffy. 
  2. Gradually beat in confectioner's sugar until smooth. Set aside
Assembly:
  1. Take a mason jar, and place 1 cupcake at the bottom. 
  2. Frost the cupcake in the mason jar with cream cheese frosting. 
  3. Repeat steps 1 and 2.
  4. With twine, tie on plastic spoon (facing upwards)
  5. Add a label of your choice. 


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