Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes

My sister in law and I were talking about red velvet cake, we agreed that we didn’t think it has enough flavor. I told her when I make red velvet cake I add a lot of cocoa, afterall, I am a self confessed chocoholic. I thought I would share my version for Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes.

Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes

Chocolate Red Velvet Cupcakes:
2¼ cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 tsp vanilla
1 (1 oz) bottle red food color

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cupcake pan with cupcake papers. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. In large bowl with electric mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and mix well. Mix in sour cream, buttermilk, and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour mixture until well incorporated. Scoop batter into prepared cupcake pan, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake 20-22 minutes. Cool in pan about 5 minutes, remove and cool completely before frosting.

Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup butter, softened
6 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbl vanilla
6-8 Tbl milk

Whip butter with electric mixer for about 5 minutes until light in color. Add powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until perfect piping consistency. Pipe onto completely cooled cupcakes, add sprinkles.

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