Red Velvet Ex-Girlfriend Cupcakes
It’s been my experience in this relationship and those prior, that the past never stays the past for long. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned right? One thing these girls have provided for me (other than junior high level drama) is inspiration! This month I wanted to do zombie themed cupcakes, but then I thought, “What’s more terrifying than zombies? What creature keeps coming back no matter how many times you strike them in the head?” The answer… EX-GIRLFRIENDS!
Makes 12 cupcakes
¾ cup sugar
¼ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
2 ½ Tbs unsweetened cocoa
2 ½ Tbs red food coloring
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk*
1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt
1 ½ tsp distilled white vinegar
4-6 chocolate graham crackers, crumbled
Other accessories: 12 Barbies that you really don’t care about anymore! I picked mine up from Goodwill for .99 cents. You can either rip the arms right out or use utility scissors or wire cutter like I did. It’s much easier and then you don’t have the socket attached so they go into the cupcake easier.
*For the buttermilk you’ll want to use a ½ cup liquid buttermilk OR 2 Tbs of buttermilk blend and a ½ cup of water.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
(1.) In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy, (2.) then beat in the egg. (3.) In a separate bowl, mix together cocoa, food coloring, and vanilla extract until it’s a smooth paste. (4.) Add to the batter and mix well.
Slowly add in buttermilk and flour and mix for another 1-2 minutes
Add baking soda, salt, and vinegar and mix until all dry ingredients are combined and batter is smooth.
Distribute batter evenly into cupcake liners, add crumbled graham crackers to the top, and place them in the oven.
Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
Remove from the oven and let pan cool for 5 minutes. Pop the cupcakes out and let them finish cooling for 10 minutes on a cooling rack. Once cooled, insert doll arms into the cupcakes.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but I like these cupcakes warm too! ; )