{sms} red velvet cupcakes

There was controversy with this week’s Sweet Melissa Sundays recipe selection. Apparently, one person in my life really can’t stand red velvet cupcakes/cake. He doesn’t understand cocoa-flavored red cake. I was on the fence about making it. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted it. I was out of town this weekend and no one was saying, “yes yes make it!”.

Anyway, I got home and read the recipe and realized I didn’t have to wait for butter to soften (cake part) so I decided to go ahead and make it, but instead of a Red Velvet Cake I made cupcakes for easier work-distribution. Even though the recipe didn’t require butter to soften, it did require canola oil. Since I made the Little Snackie Things, I didn’t have any canola oil. After briefly debating whether it would be okay to use olive oil, I jumped in my car (in my pajamas) and ran to the store to buy it.

In the end, I’m glad I made the cupcakes. I thought they were delicious. I love the slight taste of cinnamon and cocoa. The cream cheese frosting makes it even better, but I also thought they were great plain.

Thanks to Rosy of Rosy Lips and Lavender for hosting this week’s recipe. For the recipe, please visit her blog or buy the book.

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18 thoughts on “{sms} red velvet cupcakes

  1. I’m so pleased you liked them!!! I think they caused controversy amongst the group as a whole – not entirely sure they’re everyone’s cup of tea but I liked them and yours just look absolutely stunning! Thank you so much for baking along with me this week. R x

  2. I haven’t tried this recipe yet, because I am one of those people who doesn’t “get” red velvet.

    That being said, I still wouldn’t turn one down!

  3. Wendy, I love red velvet cake, actually we got one slice from the Cheesecake Factory last night…yummie. I always want to make them and like you in a cup cake version…nice picture!

  4. Hope you enjoyed your weekend away! Your cupcakes are adorable. So glad you enjoyed them after you made a special trip out for the oil. For me, these were all about the frosting :)

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