Shark Week Blue Velvet Cupcakes
Makes 24 Cupcakes
2 cups Sugar
2 sticks Butter, Room Temperature/Soft
2 whole Eggs
1-½ Tablespoon Liquid Blue Food Coloring
1 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
1 drop Violet Gel Food Coloring
2-½ cups Cake Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoons Baking Soda
1 Tablespoon White Vinegar
For the Frosting:
1 pound Cream Cheese, Softened
2 sticks Butter, Softened
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
4 cups Sifted Confectioners Sugar
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare cupcake pan with paper liners.
- In a large bowl, cream the sugar and butter, mix until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix in between.
- Add the cocoa, food coloring, and then mix very well. In a separate bowl, sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the sugar mixture alternately with buttermilk.
- Blend in vanilla. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture.
- Pour batter into cupcake papers.Bake for 25–30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool.
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
2. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife or pipe it with a piping bag! Get fancy!
So what’s this big trend around Spaghetti Squash? This gorgeous yellow squash is available year-round in most grocery stores and can be considered both a summer or winter squash. By adding this vegetable to your table, you will easily get hooked on this delicious treat and the several health benefits it can bring to your body.
That moment you realize you may have waited a little too long shed that winter coat and jump into that new tiny bikini… this summer squash might just be a life saver! With only 42 calories and 10 carbs in a 1-cup serving of cooked spaghetti squash, this vegetable is a safe addition to any diet!
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My 2nd try I lowered the heat to 300 degrees while rotating the pan and they came out great, so I will spare you the head ache and two eggs!
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