Spiderweb cupcakes


I made these spiderweb cupcakes for my Halloween/Anniversary party last weekend. They’re actually red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting – mmm.

Here is the recipe I used:

 

Red velvet cupcakes w/cream cheese frosting

2 1/2

cups all-purpose flour

1

teaspoon salt

1/2

cup unsalted butter, softened

1 1/2

cups sugar

2

eggs

2

tablespoons cocoa powder

2

ounces water

2

ounces red food coloring

1

cup buttermilk

1

teaspoon vanilla extract

1

teaspoon white vinegar

1

teaspoon baking soda

 

cream cheese frosting

1 (8

ounce) package cream cheese, softened

1/2

cup unsalted butter, softened

2.5

cups powdered sugar

1

teaspoon vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 cupcake cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  3. Add eggs and blend well.
  4. Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring and add to the butter mixture.
  5. Sift flour and salt togethr into this mixture.
  6. One at a time, add the following ingredients: buttermilk, vanilla, and water.
  7. In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and the baking soda. Fold it into the cake batter. Make sure it’s incorporated, but don’t beat it.
  8. Pour the batter into the cupcake cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, then turn out of pan and onto a rack to finish cooling completely.
  10. Cream Cheese Frosting: Blend together the following: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.
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