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Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour (not self- rising), sifted
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon red gel-paste food color
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
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Almond Crescent Cookies

Time:2 hours
Other Ideas:
Almonds, Dessert, Molded cookies
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Sparkling Fruit Coolers

Other Ideas:
Coolers, Juice, Lemonade, Limeade
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Triple-Chocolate Brownies

Time:40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, plus more for baking pan
  • 1/4 cup black beans, rinsed, drained, and pureed until completely smooth
  • 3 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped (1/2 cup)
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, chopped (1/3 cup)
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, plus 1 large egg white
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
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Salted-Caramel Six-Layer Chocolate Cake

Time:3 hours 20 mins
Ingredients
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 4 cups granulated sugar
  • Unsalted butter, room temperature, for pans
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 1 tablepoon baking soda
  • 1 pound semisweet chocolate, chopped, melted, and cooled
  • 2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • Garnish: flaked sea salt, such as Maldon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Coarse salt
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups low-fat buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons safflower oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
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Coconut Cake

Other Ideas:
Coconut, Dessert, Layer cake
Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup packed sweetened, shredded coconut
  • 2 2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large whole eggs, plus 4 large egg whites
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened coconut milk
  • Seven-Minute Frosting
  • Fresh Coconut Curls, for garnish, toasted
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Perfect White Cake Recipe

Ingredients
  • 18 tablespoons (2 sticks plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter, room temperature, plus more for pans
  • 4 1/2 cups cake flour (not self-rising) plus more for pans
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 9 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 pint raspberries
  • 5 to 6 cups Italian Meringue Buttercream for Perfect White Cake Italian Meringue Buttercream for Perfect White Cake
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