Red Velvet Cupcake with Buttercream Frosting

Cupcakes
1 1/4 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 T cocoa powder
3/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 T red food coloring
1/2 tsp. white vinegar
1 tsp. vanilla

Sift together flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a separate bowl, whisk together oil, buttermilk, egg, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla
While mixing at medium speed, gradually add dry mixture to wet mixture until just combined.
Fill cupcake liners and bake at 350 for 25 minutes, or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean

Icing
1 stick room temperature butter
2 1/2 cups confectioner’s sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
a dash of almond extract

Beat butter until smooth and creamy.
Add sugar, milk, vanilla, and almond extract and beat until spreadable consistency.
Add additional sugar if needed.

The Dessert Girls 🙂

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