Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

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You Will Need:
Cupcakes
-1 cup shortening
-1 3/4 cup sugar
-2 1/4 cup flour
-1 1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 eggs
-1 cup buttermilk
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-1.5 teaspoon white vinegar
-Red food coloring
-1.5 teaspoon cocoa powder

Icing
-1.5 packages of cream cheese
-3/4 cup butter
-1.5 pounds of powdered sugar
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-2 teaspoons vanilla

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-In a mixer cream together shortening and sugar.
-In a bowl combine eggs, buttermilk, vanilla, baking soda, vinegar, and salt
-Add the flour to the shortening in 3 additions alternating with the wet ingredients.
-Add in red food coloring until desired red.
-Mix in cocoa powder until just incorporated.
-Fill lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full
-Bake about 17 minutes.

-In a mixing bowl cream together butter and cream cheese until fluffy.
-Add vanilla and salt.
-Add powdered sugar one cup at a time and mix until smooth.
-Once cupcakes are COMPLETELY COOL you can ice them.

Peanut Butter Oreo Cupcakes

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You Will Need:

Cupcakes:
-1 cup unsalted butter
-1.5 cups brewed coffee…honestly I just used 1 k-cup size regular cup of coffee
-1 Tablespoon vanilla
-3/4 cup cocoa powder
-2/3 cup sour cream
-2 eggs
-2 cups sugar
-2 cups flour
-1.5 teaspoons baking soda
-1/2 teaspoon salt
-20 Peanut Butter Oreo cookies crushed.

Frosting:
-1/5 cups unsalted butter
-1/2 cups creamy peanut butter
-4.5 cups powdered sugar
-3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
-pinch of salt
-10 Peanut Butter Oreo cookies crushed

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with paper liners
-Melt butter for cupcakes in a saucepan
-Add coffee, cocoa, and vanilla to the melted butter and set aside.
-In a bowl combine sour cream and eggs.
-Slowly add the chocolate mixture to the sour cream mixture.
-In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda.
-Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour the chocolate mixture into it.
-Slowly mix everything together until no more lumps remain.
-Fold in crushed oreos
-Fill cupcake cups about 2/3 full and bake about 18 minutes.
-Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.

Frosting:
-In the bowl of a mixer cream together peanut butter and butter until light and fluffy
-Add powdered sugar one cup at a time until completely combined
-Add salt and heavy whipping cream and whip until the frosting is the desired consistency.
-Fold in crushed oreos.
-Once the cupcakes are completely cooled you may frost them.

Fruity Pebbles Cupcakes

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What You Need:
Cupcakes:
-1 box yellow cake mix
-3 eggs
-1/3 cup vegetable oil
-1/2 cup sour cream
-1.5 teaspoon vanilla
-1.5 cups fruity pebbles cereal

Frosting:
-8oz cream cheese
-1/2 cup softened butter
-2 teaspoons vanilla
-4 cups powdered sugar

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350 and line cupcake pan.
-In a stand mixer combine eggs, oil, sour cream, and vanilla
-Mix in cake mix until completely blended.
-Fill cupcake tins about 2/3 full and bake for 18-22 minutes.

-For the frosting beat butter and cream cheese until smooth.
-Add in vanilla
-Mix in powdered sugar one cup at a time
-Mix until frosting is light and fluffy
-Once the cupcakes are completely cooled you can frost them and garnish with fruity pebbles.

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