Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Green Velvet Cupcakes - St Patty's Day

This festive and irish spin on the classic red velvet cupcake is perfect for next week--- and just as delicious.


You'll Need:

2 1/2 cups flour
 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1/2 teaspoon salt
 1 cup butter, softened
 2 cups sugar
 4 eggs
 1 cup sour cream
 1/2 cup milk
 1 (1 ounce) bottle Green Food Color
 2 teaspoons  Pure Vanilla Extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:

 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
 1/4 cup butter, softened
 2 tablespoons sour cream
 2 teaspoons  Pure Vanilla Extract
 1 (16 ounce) box confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese, softened, butter, sour cream and Pure Vanilla Extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Happy St. Patty's!


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