One of my favorite things to eat at the Iowa State Fair is the Red Velvet Funnel Cake. So this year Jill and I decided to do a taste off and see if our Red Velvet Cupcakes are just as good, or even better.
Big shocker – we win! Doesn’t hurt that we’re the only judges in this competition.! Jill and I will be featuring our Red Velvet Cupcakes at this year’s Iowa State Fair.
We’ll be featuring Welcome Home Brands exciting bakeware line at this year’s Iowa State Fair. This fabulous and fantastic bakeware allows you to bake and serve all in one. You can purchase it online at: http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=welcome+home+brands&tag=mh0b-20&index=garden&hvadid=1691623078&ref=pd_sl_7rfo458t9m_e
Off to the Fair!
Your favorite Chick from the South – Jamie
A classic recipe that is sure to please everyone.
- shortening - 1/2 cup
- sugar - 1 1/2 cups
- eggs - 2
- red food coloring - 2 ounces
- unsweetened cocoa - 2 teaspoons
- cake flour, sifted - 2 cups
- salt - 1 teaspoon
- buttermillk - 1 cup
- baking soda - 1 teaspoon
- vinegar - 1 Tablespoon
- vanilla - 1 teaspoon
- Cream Cheese Frosting
- butter, room temp - 1/2 cup
- cream cheese, softened - 8 ounces
- powdered sugar, sifted - 2-3 cups
- vanilla - 1 teaspoon
- Fluffy Cooked Frosting
- milk - 1 cup
- all-purpose flour - 1/4 cup
- salt - pinch
- shortening - 3/4 cup
- sugar - 3/4 cpu
- vanilla - 1/2 teaspoon
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lay out 24 Welcome Home Brands Small Baking Cubes on a sheet pan, do not spray them.
2. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine shortening and sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Add eggs and mix well. Carefully stir in food coloring.
3. In another bowl, sift together cocoa, flour and salt. Add cocoa mixture to shortening mixture, alternating with buttermilk.
4. In a small cup or bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar, stirring until baking soda dissolves. Stir soda-vinegar mixture and vanilla into batter mix until just combined. Do not over beat.
5. Transfer batter into Welcome Home Brands Bakeware.
6. Bake cupcakes for 15- 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near centers comes out clean. Allow cupcakes to cool completely before frosting.
Fluffy Cooked Frosting:
- In a small saucepan, combine milk and flour. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened. Remove immediately from heat; cool to room temperature.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine cooled milk mixture, salt, shortening, and sugar. Beat on high speed for 8 to 10 minutes or until light and fluffy.
- Add vanilla and mix til well incorporated. Frost cake or cupcakes.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1. In the bowl of an electric mixer combine the cream cheese and butter, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at time. Depending on how thick you like your frosting add 2 or 3 cups. Add the vanilla and mix until smooth. Refrigerte up to 3 days.