Yup, the red velvet fad has officially taken over – red velvet Oreos now exist. But, what the f*@k is red velvet?
Before it became an adjective synonymous with any type of dessert, red velvet referred to a buttermilk cake with a reddish tint. If you mix cocoa powder with an acidic ingredient like buttermilk then BAMM you get a natural red tint.
Let’s be honest, we’re lazy college students. Our favorite part about baking is stuffing our faces with the goodies at the end. We don’t really care about seeing a scientific reaction between cocoa powder and buttermilk. So, for Valentine’s Day let’s make it a little easier and buy the red velvet prepackaged stuff.
For those of you who want to go all Cake Wars on us, here’s a recipe for you.
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 24 cupcakes
24 red velvet Oreos
1 red velvet cake mix
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup water
2 cream cheese frosting tubs
1 Ziploc bag
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Follow the “cupcake” instructions on the red velvet cake mix box.
3. Pour the batter into a third of the cupcake liner and place a red velvet Oreo on top.
4. Pour the remaining batter into the cupcake liners and place in the oven for 14 minutes.
5. Remove cupcakes from oven and let cool for 20 minutes.
6. Now let the fun begin… take the ziploc bag, fill it with the cream cheese frosting and cut the tip of one corner.
7. Squeeze the frosting out of the cut corner, moving in a circular motion from the outside of the cupcake to the center.
8. Break red velvet Oreo in half and place on top of frosting. Add some red sprinkles for extra pizzazz.
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9. Share with your bae (or just eat them all, if that’s what your into…like me).
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