Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes are so impressive, especially when they are topped with swirls of cream cheese frosting.  I prefer to not cover the entire top of the cupcake so the red color shows against the white frosting.  Did you know that red velvet cake is really a devil’s food cake that has red food coloring added to it? Always use a recipe for red velvet cake that contains buttermilk.  Buttermilk ensures that the cupcake stays moist.

Recently, a friend asked me to make two different varieties of cupcakes for an appreciation brunch she was having to honor volunteers for a special school project.  Her theme included something about candy so she asked me to incorporate candy into the cupcake making.  I topped these red velvet cupcakes with three Sno-Cap candy pieces in the center.
RECIPE LINK…
RED VELVET CUPCAKES WITH CREAM CHEESE FROSTING