I was totally jonesing for a really good cupcake! I saw a picture online of a red velvet cake and thought! " I must do this!" So I searched online for good recipes. I didn't limit myself to Gluten Free recipes, but found this one that I had to modify.
I found the original Gluten-full recipe on Simply Scratch. It's a blog I found last night and the recipe worked so well and her photos are so pretty! Click Here for the link to her recipe.
So, I made them today, and Mmmm! You should totally try these! My pictures aren't anywhere near the quality of others, but here they are
I first sifted the flour, sugar, xantham gum, baking soda, salt and coco powder into the bowl of my stand mixer. (btw my kitchenaid mixer is from the Lord! It is such a beautiful thing! )
Then I added the coco powder. ( Look Ma, left handed!)
Give them a light whisk!
Then add the vanilla extract and the food color. I used 1-1oz bottle of red.
While they were baking the frosting debate began. Cream Cheese or Buttercream? Buttercream always wins out, because I don't particularly care for cream cheese icing.