Vanilla Cupcakes with Red Velvet Surprise & White Chocolate Buttercream

July 4th is coming, time for everything Red, White, and Blue.  Time to celebrate patriotism and gratitude for freedom.  I love any holiday that brings family together.


Vanilla Cupcakes with Red Velvet Surprise:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup sugar
3 egg whites
2 tsp vanilla
1½ cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1½ tsp unsweetened cocoa
3/4 tsp red food coloring

Preheat oven to 350°.  Line a 12 cup muffin pan with paper liners.

In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar.  Beat egg whites until frothy and add to creamed mixture along with vanilla and mix well.  Combine flour, baking powder, and salt, add to creamed mixture and mix well.  Mix in buttermilk until batter is smooth.  Measure 3/4 cup of batter and put in small bowl, and mix in cocoa and red food coloring.

Fill each prepared cup with scoop of white batter, about 1/3 full.  Place heaping tablespoon of red batter in center of each cup on top of white batter.  Gently scoop remaining white batter over top of red batter in each cup to cover completely.  Bake for 20-22 minutes, until center is set.  Cool completely before frosting.

White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup white chocolate chips, melted and cooled slightly
3½ cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3-4 Tbl milk

Whip all ingredients together with electric mixer to frosting consistency.  Frost completely cooled cupcakes.

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