How to Make Velvet Cupcakes

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How to Make Velvet Cupcakes Recipe
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Assemble supplies

Assemble supplies

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Preheat oven to 350* and line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

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Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs.

Cream shortening, sugar, and eggs.

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Add cocoa powder and red coloring. Combine.

Add cocoa powder and red coloring. Combine.

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Gradually add buttermilk, flour, and salt. Alternating between liquid and solid.

Gradually add buttermilk, flour, and salt. Alternating between liquid and solid.

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Blend soda and vinegar. Add to batter with vanilla.

Blend soda and vinegar. Add to batter with vanilla.

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Scrape down sides of bowl and mix just until combined.

Scrape down sides of bowl and mix just until combined.

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Evenly fill 24 cups with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Just until toothpick comes out almost batter free.

Evenly fill 24 cups with batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Just until toothpick comes out almost batter free.

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Remove to wire rack to cool. I use a straight edge spatula to loosen from cup so tops don't rip off.

Remove to wire rack to cool. I use a straight edge spatula to loosen from cup so tops don't rip off.

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Arrange on platter to form a 16 or the number you desire.

Arrange on platter to form a 16 or the number you desire.

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Using your large icing bag, pipe swirls onto cupcakes.

Using your large icing bag, pipe swirls onto cupcakes.

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Decorate with jimmies and decorating dust as desired!

Decorate with jimmies and decorating dust as desired!

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Cream cheese frosting I used: 8 oz cream cheese, 1/2 cup butter, softened, 1lb powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla bean paste. Mix until smooth.

Ingredients

½ Cups Shortening 
Cups Sugar 
2 Eggs 
2 Tablespoons Cocoa 
1 Cup Buttermilk 
Cups Cake flour 
1 Teaspoon Salt 
1 Teaspoon Vanilla 
1 Teaspoon Baking soda 
1 Teaspoon Vinegar 
1 Recipe cream cheese frosting 
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