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.

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.

Kit Kat Cupcakes

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What You Need:
Cupcakes:
-1 cup & 2 Tablespoons flour-1/2 cup cocoa powder
-1/2 teaspoon baking soda
-1/8 teaspoon salt
-3/4 cup & 2 Tablespoons sugar
-1/4 cup vegetable oil
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-2/3 cup buttermilk
-6 small kit kat bars
Frosting:
-1 stick softened unsalted butter
-1.5 cups powdered sugar
-Pinch of salt
-6 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
-Kit kat bars cut in half. One for each cupcake

Directions:
-Preheat oven to 350.
-In a medium bowl mix together flour, baking soda, and salt
-In the bowl of a stand mixer mix together vegetable oil, sugar, egg, and vanilla
– Alternating between the flour mix and buttermilk add each to the wet ingredients until all mixed.
-Crush up the kit kat bars and fold into the batter until all mixed.
-Fill lined cupcake tins about 2/3 full
-Bake for about 17 minutes.

-For the frosting beat butter and salt until light and fluffy
-Add in powdered sugar gradually
-Mix in heavy whipping cream one tablespoon at a time until frosting is the consistency you want.
-Do not ice cupcakes until they are completely cooled!
-Cut a kit kat bar in half and garnish each cupcake with a half

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