Friday, January 8, 2010

♥ This Valentine's Day "Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes with Chocolate Sauce" ♥


3 cups flour
2 teaspoons cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, room temperature
2-1/4 cups sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1-1/2 cups buttermilk
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1-1/2 teaspoons vinegar
1 package Baker’s Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Cooking Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt; set aside.
In large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla and beat until combined.

Add eggs one at a time, beating on medium after each egg.
Add food coloring and beat on low until mixed thoroughly.
Alternate flour mixture and buttermilk to egg mixture; beat on medium-low after each until combined.
Mix baking soda and vinegar in a separate small bowl. Add mixture to the batter; beat until combined.
Fill cupcake liners 1/2 to 3/4 full. Bake for 10-15 minutes; remove from oven and let cool.

While cupcakes are baking, melt dipping sauce according to package directions.
Drizzle melted sauce over cupcakes; serve immediately.

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