Red Velvet Cupcakes

INGREDIENTS:

For the Cupcakes:

  • 4 tablespoons (57 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup (149 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup (120 ml) buttermilk
  • 1 cup + 2 (145 grams) tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1½ teaspoons distilled white vinegar

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 4 ounces butter, at room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2½ cups (283 grams) powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Special Equipment:

  • Standard 12-cup muffin pan
  • Red food coloring
  • Disposable decorating bags
  • Attic #827 decorating tip

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Triple Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake

  • 1 and 3/4 cups (220g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 and 3/4 cup (350g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (65g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder (not dutch processed)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (240ml) buttermilk1
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) vegetable oil (or canola oil, or melted coconut oil)
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature2
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (240ml) freshly brewed strong hot coffee

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Vanilla Macaroons

  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar.
  • 1 cup almond flour.
  • 3 large egg whites, at room temperature.
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar.
  • Pinch of salt.
  • 1/4 cup superfine sugar.
  • 2 to 3 drops gel food coloring (see below)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, almond or mint extract.

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