Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar

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Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar

“Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar”! Yes, it really is easy and makes for such a visually appealing way to dress up cupcakes, not that cupcakes need to be dressed up as the name itself is cute and enticing!

Ingredients:

For Cup Cake;
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 stick (8tbls) unsalted butter(room temp.)
2 eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbls red food color(liquid)
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp white vinegar
For Buttercream Frosting;
1 cup softened butter
2-4 tbls milk
1/2 tbls vanilla extract
3-4 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 tsp kosher salt

Method:

For Cupcakes;
* Pre heat the oven to 350*F.
* Place the paper liners on cupcakes baking tray.
* Take a mixing bowl.
* Sift together the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
* In another bowl, combine the buttermilk, food color, vinegar and vanilla extract.
* In a big bowl or electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar on medium speed for about 1 min.
* Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until combine, on low speed.
* Add some dry flour mix and buttermilk mix one by one and some by some.
* Mix until all combined.
* Make sure the batter is mixed well.
* Scoop the batter into cupcake cups with spoon or ice cream scooper.
* Bake for 10-15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the centers come out clean.
* Make sure do not over bake.
* Cool completely on wire rack.
For Buttercream Frosting;
* Beat the butter with an electric beater for a few minutes.(until creamy)
* Add 3 cups powdered sugar and beat on low until the butter has absorbed the sugar.
* Add vanilla extract, salt & 2 tbls milk and beat again on medium speed.
* Beat medium – high speed for about 3-4 minutes.
* If the frosting looks too stiff than add some milk.
* If the frosting looks too loose, than add some sugar.
* Keep it in fridge for a while.
Arrange in jar;
* Once the cupcakes cool down, place 1 cupcake in a jar.
* Put a layer of frosting, with the help of decorative tip.
* Take another cupcake and place on frosting.
* Repeat the steps as many times as you want.
* Sprinkle some crumble cake on top of frosting.
* Cover the jar with lid and package however you like!

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