Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

No, no, it's not my birthday (thank goodness!). One year ago today the Pumpkin Delight Blog was born. I can't believe I remembered since I missed the 100th post milestone, but that's neither here nor there. In order to follow in the footsteps of some great bloggers, I was planning on reposting one of my most commented on posts, but since today is Tasty Tuesday, I didn't
want to break tradition, so, I am reposting my most favorite dessert recipe - Red Velvet Cupcakes. Maybe you'd like to make them this week to celebrate my blogibirthday! SlΓ inte!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tbsp food coloring
1 tsp white distilled vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Directions:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
2. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.
3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
4. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer.
5. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled.
7. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
Ingredients
1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
Directions:
1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
2. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated.
3. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

9 comments:

  1. I think these cupcakes are in my future and I think it is a sign from God. Someone had made red velvet cake for a church function this weekend and I shared my sliver with my daughter... and she loved it... and wanted more... so now I can make it for her!

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  2. Happy blogger anniversary. Time flies when you're having fun.

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  3. Happy Birthday! I can attest that these cupcakes are good! Did you take that picture?

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  4. I can't believe it has been a year! Time flies when you're blogging!

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  5. thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving a comment...I so appreciate it! love your blog... the Sigmund Freud quote is a hoot...and also the new logo for the Friend award! keep making us smile!
    Dianne

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  6. Happy Year!! Glad to be enjoying P.D!

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  7. Oh my gosh. I mean seriously! I guess I didn't know you when you first posted these. I would have loved you EVEN MORE if I knew you could make red velvet cupcakes... Seriously. In my book, Pumpkin, you are a RoCk StAr! Oh yeah.

    Happy Blog Birthday RoCk StAr!!!
    PS MAD SKILZ with that HAWT picture of the delish cupcake!

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  8. Happy Blogiversary. I love your new layout by the way!

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