Bobby Flay Throwdown Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Icing

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by Domesticgirly

I saw this recipe on the Food Network show Bobby Flay Throwdown. He challenged a lady who has a cupcake store. This is the recipe she uses and says she sells the most of. You want to make these huge. She makes them to feed 2 people. Opening them up and cutting them in half like a regular cake. The icing recipe makes alot,,,but plan to use a heaping scoop on top of the cupcake. Since you cut it in half and eat it with a fork every forkful can dip into the icing. I double the cocoa amount for more flavor. Also,,it calls for 2 tbs of red food coloring, it does make it very red,,but even 1 tbs will make it red enough.

Top Review by saejinkwak

the cream cheese frosting is incredible!! I made a medium-sized 3 layer cake using the same instructions. It was my first cake, and it came out pretty good. The frosting makes a TON so i suggest either halving it or doubling the cupcakes. Also, I hand-mixed the cake batter. It wasn't too difficult, and it made sure that it cake turned out moist and delicious. :)

DEFINITELY up the cocoa to 1/4 cup.

Thanks for the recipe!!!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. For the cupcakes:.
  2. Preheat oven 350 degrees F.
  3. Sift together flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder into a bowl and set aside.
  4. In a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix oil, sugar, and buttermilk until combined. Add eggs, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and water and mix well. Add the dry ingredients a little bit at a time and mix on low, scraping down sides occasionally, and mix until just combined. Be sure not to over mix, or the batter will come out.
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  6. Line a 16-cup cupcake pan with paper liners, scoop the batter into the liners and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean. Let cool.
  7. For the cream cheese frosting:.
  8. Whip the butter and cream cheese together in a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment until creamed. Gradually add powdered sugar to the mixture and scrape down the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
  9. The frosting can be used right away, or stored in the refrigerator up to a week.
  10. Frost cooled cupcakes with the cream cheese frosting.

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