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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

A bottle of red food color is the secret to classic red velvet cake. Cake mix makes this version foolproof, moist and delicious.

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 0 min
  • Servings 24

Ingredients

1
teaspoon water
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ German chocolate cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting

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Directions

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. To make red food color paint, in small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon water and 3 to 4 drops of the food color; set aside.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, 1 cup water, the oil, eggs, cocoa and remaining food color from bottle with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake and cool completely as directed on box for cupcakes.
  • 4 Frost tops of cupcakes with frosting. Using a fine-tip brush, paint cupcakes with red food color paint, swirling paint to create design. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
130
(
Calories from Fat
70),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
8g
8%
(Saturated Fat
1 1/2g,
1 1/2%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
60mg
60%;
Total Carbohydrate
13g
13%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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