Friday, May 4, 2012

Red Velvet, Avengers Birthday Cupcakes

Now how's that for a title! ha! My hubby's birthday is tomorrow and he's been asking me since his last birthday for these cupcakes and an Avengers theme. I think he's been feeling a tad left out since we always go kinda big on the kid's birthdays. ;) He's the one that found the cupcake liners and toppers on sale at Williams-Sonoma several months ago. You can find them HERE. I love how the website describes these toppers: "Team up with legendary superheroes as they battle evil, avenge dastardly deeds and spread delicious cupcakes throughout the universe."

Anyway! My husband requested red velvet cupcakes so I searched Pinterest and found a really delicious recipe via't they look scrumptious?!

  • ½ cup of butter, softened
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 ½ tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces red food coloring
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 ounces water
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 8 oz. package cream cheese
  • ½ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Grease cupcake pan or line with paper liners
  3. Cream softened butter & sugar together until fluffy
  4. Add eggs and blend well
  5. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa & food coloring & stir
  6. Sift flour and salt together into mixture
  7. Add vanilla, buttermilk, and water to mixture
  8. In another bowl combine vinegar and baking soda. Then fold into cupcake mixture.
  9. Pour or spoon mixture into cupcake cups
  10. Bake 15 to 20 mins or until a wood toothpick inserted into the middle of the cupcake comes out clean
  11. Let cool for about 10 mins. Then put on rack or plate and let finish cooling.

  1. Blend together softened cream cheese and softened butter
  2. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract
  3. Blend until smooth
  4. Frost cupcakes and enjoy!    
 Here is how the Avengers cupcakes turned out along with a few pictures of the happy birthday boy. =)
A little Thor action
Happy 29th Birthday!! =)


LeAnn-The Modest Homestead said...

Happy Birthday Chase! The cupcakes look delicious!!! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with you! =)

Blankenship said...

His birthday is can still make it! =) We were just celebrating a little early with folks from church.

Anonymous said...

They look great, Rachel! Stephen loved that movie. :)
Jamie Campbell

Blankenship said...

Thanks, Jamie! =)

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