You’ve probably heard of red velvet? It’s very popular for Valentine’s Day and Christmas, but what about green velvet? If you’re looking for a festive cupcake idea for St. Patrick’s Day or spring give this green velvet cupcake recipe with cream cheese icing a try.
Green Velvet Cupcakes:
- 2 1/2 cups cake flour
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons kelly green food color
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream Cheese Icing
- 1-8 ounce package of cream cheese (room temperature)
- ½ cup of butter (room temperature)
- 4 ¾ cup confectioner sugar
- 3-4 teaspoons of water
1. Preheat your oven to 350`F.
2.While the oven is heating mix up the batter for your green velvet cupcakes. Sift together the flour, baking soda and cocoa in a medium mixing bowl.
3. In a large bowl combine the butter, buttermilk, sugar, eggs, green food color, vinegar, and vanilla.
4. Add in the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time, pouring slowly.
5. Beat the mixture with a hand mixer on medium speed for about 2-3 minutes until well combined.
6. Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 of the way full with the green velvet cupcake batter.
7. Bake the cupcakes for about 18 to 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
8. Place the finished cupcakes on a cooling rack to cool.
This recipe will make about 2 dozen cupcakes.
To make the Cream Cheese Icing:
1. Cream together the cream cheese and butter until smooth.
2. Add the water and confectioner sugar slowly while you mix.
3. Blend until the icing will hold its shape. If the icing is too thin, add a little more confectioner sugar, or refrigerate it for a few minutes to chill it. If it is too stiff add a little more water, one teaspoon at a time.
4. Ice the cupcakes with a spatula, or use a round large decorating tip attached to a pastry bag to swirl the icing onto the cupcakes.
5. Top with green sprinkles and enjoy!
Green velvet cupcakes are perfect for a St. Patrick’s Day school party or an Easter Brunch! They’d also be fabulous mixed with red velvet for a Christmas celebration!