Cream Filled Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy 4th of July!

Cream Filled Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cream Filled Red Velvet Cupcakes 2

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

Preheat oven to 350°. Prepare cupcake pan with cupcake papers (recipe makes about 28-30 cupcakes). 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 filling and frosting.

Creamy Red Velvet Frosting:
1½ cups milk
1/2 cup flour
1¼ cup butter, softened
1¼ cup granulated sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Cook flour and milk over medium heat until thick, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly! This is the secret to this frosting working…you must let this mixture sit and completely come to room temperature.  Next step (only when milk/flour mixture  is completely cool) cream sugar, butter and vanilla with electric mixer. Beat this well until light and fluffy. Add milk/flour mixture and beat until thoroughly mixed. Use a piping bag with a filler tip (long, thin with diagonal end) fill with about 1 cup of frosting, insert tip down into center of each cupcake, squeeze a small amount. Fill piping bag with desired tip with remaining frosting and frost cupcakes. Put sprinkles on top.

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Red Velvet Blueberry Cheesecake

Feeling patriotic and wanted red, white and blue in my life.  Thought this up late last night when I should have been sleeping.  The bottom layer is like a red velvet brownie with a cheesecake layer in the middle and the blueberries on top.  The Fam loved it. Happy 4th of July!

1 red velvet cake mix
2 Tbl unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup butter flavor shortening
2 eggs
2 pkgs cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 Tbl lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla
3 egg whites
1 can blueberry pie filling

Preheat oven to 350°.  In large bowl, mix cake mix, cocoa, shortening and eggs with electric mixer.  Press into a sprayed 13×9 pan.  Bake for 12-15 minutes.  Remove from oven and set on cooling rack.  Turn oven down to 325°.  In large bowl, cream together cream cheese and sugar.  Add lemon juice, vanilla, and egg whites, mix well.  Pour over red velvet crust, spread right up to edge without going over.  Bake for 20 minutes.  Remove from oven and cool completely.  Refrigerate at least 2 hours.  When ready to serve, cut into squares, plate, and spoon blueberry pie filling over top.  Keep any leftovers in the fridge.

*If blueberry filling is more purple than blue, stir in a little blue food coloring to achieve the red, white, and blue effect.