Monday, March 5, 2012

Lucky Green Velvet Cake and Cupcakes

Green Velvet Cake (recipe by Bakerella)

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
1 Tablespoon cocoa
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 Tablespoon vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 oz green food coloring

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
Grease your cake pans or muffin tins 
Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with whisk.  Add in remaining liquid ingredients.   Whisk until blended and sit aside.   I waited until the very end to add the food coloring, because frankly, that much food coloring scares me and I had to work out the courage to do it.

Place all dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together well.
Now take a deep breath and dump all that food coloring, yes the entire bottle, into the wet ingredients.

Regular size cupcakes were around 16 minutes, mini cupcakes about 13 minutes
and 8 inch cake around 22 minutes
While cooling, prepare frosting.   You can either open a can of your favorite, or go the from scratch route.   Here’s the recipe I used…

Cream Cheese Frosting
1 oz package of softened cream cheese
1/4 cup softened butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 bag powdered sugar (2 lb bag)
Milk as needed
Cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla in a bowl until smooth.   Gradually add in powdered sugar and continue mixing.   I add in milk as needed to get to the desired consistency.

Lucky Cupcakes!

1 comment:

Jacki from the Austin AmeriCorps Awareness Planning Committee said...

I love the idea behind these cupcakes! We've encouraged people to incorporate cupcakes into helping out their neighborhoods!! LOVE!