whew. this is the coolest thing ever. i've had the most fun ever working on the ultimate cupcake recipes out there. I figured I'd start with my absolute favorite recipe that I've come up with in all my trials.
Red Velvet Cupcakes makes twelve cupcakes
1 large egg
1/2 cup + 2 TBSP oil
1/4 cup greek yogurt
1/4 cup milk
3 1/2 tsp vinegar
1 mounded TBSP dark cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 + 1/4 cup ap flour
1/2 + 1/8 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp butter extract
red food coloring
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line twelve cupcake tins with liners.
Mix the yogurt, milk and vinegar together and let sit for five minutes.
Whisk the egg on medium til frothy. Add in the yogurt mixture and the oil. Beat until combined.
Sift together the dry ingredients [including the sugar, some people forget that]
Pour the dry ingredients into the wet and mix on medium for 20 seconds. Add in about a TBSP of red food coloring as desired, the vanilla and butter extracts and mix again for 20 seconds or til just combined.
It divides beautifully if you put 3 TBSP in each tin. I used my 1.5 TBSP Norpro cookie scoop twice.
Drop the pan lightly on the counter a few times to get some bubbles up.
Bake at 350 for 18 minutes or til just springy, rotating after 12 minutes. don't don't don't overbake. that's the biggest thing. a dry cupcake is a sad cupcake. and a sad mikayla. and probably a sad you.
so don't do that.
Let cool for a minute and then remove to a wire rack. Let cool completely before frosting.
cream cheese frosting anyone?