Gale Gand's very red velvet cupcakes
- 1 cup shortening 2 eggs
- 1½ cups sugar
- 2 Tbsp cocoa powder
- 2 oz red food coloring
- 2½ cups cake flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp red or white wine vinegar
Heat oven to 350°. Grease and flour inside of cupcake pan.
Cream the shortening, eggs, and sugar until fluffy. Whisk cocoa and food coloring into a paste and add to other mix.
Sift together dry ingredients. Combine buttermilk, vanilla, and vinegar in a bowl. Alternate adding these and the dry ingredients to the stuff in the mixer.
Fill cups ¾ full and bake until firm to the touch in the center, about 15–20min. Cool in pan, frost, and enjoy.