Thursday, December 15, 2011

MSCC: Red Velvet Cupcakes

This month's selection for the Martha Stewart Cupcake Club (MSCC) was picked by Cindy over at Everyday Insanity, and she has selected Red Velvet Cupcakes!  I think that has to be one of everyone's favorite cupcakes, I know it's one of mine!

As you can see from the picture, these cupcakes really do retain their red color.  According to Martha, there is a chemical reaction between the vinegar and baking soda that are added at the end of the mixing, and this enhances the red coloring.  They were definitely more vibrant than some of the other red velvet recipes I've tried.

I brought these to a friend's Christmas party, and they were a hit!  The buttermilk in the recipe adds a little tang to these that I loved.

The only change I made was that I didn't use the normal cream cheese frosting that is customary with red velvet.  It's not my favorite, and since we were bringing this to a party with tons of kiddos, I figured a vanilla frosting would be a bigger hit.  I went ahead and used Our Best Bites perfect cupcake frosting.  If you haven't tried it yet, please do the next time you make's amazing!!  When it's done it tastes like a cross between buttercream and whipped cream.  Truly one of my favorite frostings!

Check out the other baker's cupcakes here, and go to Everyday Insanity for the recipe.......and Enjoy!

This post is linked to:
Sweet Treats Thursday - It's a Keeper Thursday - Full Plate Thursday - Turning the Table Thursday - Bake with Bizzy - Show Off Your Stuff - Fusion Fridays - I'm Lovin' It - Fun Stuff Fridays - Anything Goes Linky - Sweet Tooth Friday - Friday Favorites - Seasonal Inspiration - Sweets for a Saturday - Sweet Indulgences Sunday - Monday, Mmmm.......Dessert - Tea Party Tuesday - Crazy Sweet Tuesday -  Tuesday Talent Show -  T' Time - Tasty Tuesday - These Chicks Cooked - Link It Up Wednesday - It's a Celebration


  1. I´ve never tried red velvet cupcakes. It looks so good! I love to bake, too. So I definately will try this one!:)

    Have a great weekend!

  2. this gets a BIG YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    sending holiday hugs...

  3. Loved your cute red and green sprinkles and your perfectly piped icing! I can see you got some nice red color on your cupcake! Thanks so much for baking with us!


  4. Looks delicious and very tempting!:)

  5. I can't even imagine the holidays without Red Velvet Cake. I made Red Velvet Brownies this week. They were really popular. Thanks for sharing on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

  6. Hi Kristen,
    Your Red Velvet Cupcakes looks so pretty and just in time for holiday entertaining. Hope you are having a great week and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  7. so pretty red velvet certianly does fit in great at holidays
    come see what I shared at

  8. So pretty! I need to check out that frosting - it sounds unbelievable! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday. :)

  9. Beautiful! Your frosting looks amazing!

  10. Nobody can argue that red velvet is always a crowd pleaser!!! Also, stopping by to wish all who link up at Tea Party Tuesday extra Holiday greetings and gratitude for your support and wonderful contributions! Blessings and all things good to you and yours in 2012