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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with 20 paper liners. Whisk together cake flour, cocoa, and salt.

  • With an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whisk together sugar and butter until combined. Mix in food color and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.

  • Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and whisking well after each. Stir together the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl (it will foam); add mixture to the batter, and mix on medium speed for 10 seconds.

  • Divide batter evenly among lined cups, filling each three-quarters full. Bake, rotating tins halfway through, until a cake tester inserted in centers comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Transfer tins to wire racks to cool completely before removing cupcakes. Cupcakes can be stored overnight at room temperature, or frozen up to 2 months, in airtight containers.

  • To finish, use a small offset spatula to spread cupcakes with frosting. Chill before serving.

Reviews (2)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: Unrated
I have made these cupcakes many times with great success. The only difference was my butter was at room temperature, not melted. They are my favorite cupcakes to take to a party.
Rating: 1 stars
This recipe is awful. The cupcakes fall in the middle. The consistency is crumbly and they make a mess. The cake sticks to the paper. I followed this recipe exactly to the letter and I am super disappointed; these cupcakes were a waste of my time. My advice to anyone reading this recipe is to find another one or just make cupcakes with a box mix. Yeah, they turned out that bad.