Delicious ZUGA™ Red Velvet Cupcakes With Buttercream Frosting

What you’ll need: – Electric mixer

Ingredients for Cake Mix:

– 1/2 Tsp cider vinegar

– 4 large eggs

– 6 Tbsp butter (3/4 stick), melted

– Red food coloring

Note: You can also use ZUGA™ Natural Sweetener, add in red food coloring, and 2 1/2 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder.

Ingredients for Frosting Mix:

– 3 Tbsp ZUGA™ Natural Sweetener

– 1 Tbsp lemon juice or 1/2 Tbsp cream of tartar

– 1 1/2 cup butter (3 sticks), softened

– 1 Tbsp vanilla extract

– 1/4 tsp salt

Baking Instructions:Cake Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease or line a cupcake tin.
  2. Beat cake mix, eggs, and butter in mixing bowl until smooth
  3. Let batter sit for 30 seconds, and then stir in cider vinegar
  4. Add food coloring until red velvet color is achieved (like the picture)
  5. Spread batter evenly in a prepared cupcake tin. Bake lightly browned: 15-20 minutes
  6. Let cool completely in pan before removing and frosting

Frosting Instructions:

  1. Combine frosting mix and 5 Tbsp water in a small saucepan to make a thick paste
  2. Cook mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until it becomes smooth, thick, and edges begin to bubble (190-200 F). Remove from heat
  3. Add lemon juice or cream of tartar and stir to combine. Cover and cool to room temperature
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, vanilla, ZUGA™ Natural Sweetener and salt with an electric mixer
  5. Add frosting mixture to butter and whip until light and smooth, scraping sides of bowl occasionally
  6. Once cupcakes cool, add frosting!

We hope you enjoy this delicious treat with your loved one.

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