Sunday, August 14, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes- Made with love for Mikey and Jenni

I just want to say, for the umpteenth time, how proud I am to be a part of the blog world.

I don't know if you've read Jennie's post yet, but it brought tears to my eyes.  Go to her page to read what she wrote, because there's no way I can recreate her heartfelt words.

TasteSpotting has dedicated a whole page to Jenni and Mikey. There are posts all over foodgawker dedicated to them.  Food blogs are posting peanut butter posts dedicated to them.  Last but not least, the words of love, encouragement, support, and prayers are overwhelming on her blog.  It's so reassuring to know how people come together to help someone in their time of need.

Jenni, I know these aren't peanut butter, but they're for you.  And for Mikey.

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Carrot Top Mom


  • 2 1/4 cups flour (I use all-purpose)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk (or milk with 2 teaspoons lemon juice)
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring
  • 4 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in Greek yogurt, milk, food coloring and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 24 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 18 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Gently remove from oven (these are super-moist, and will collapse if you aren’t careful). Cool in pans on wire rack at least 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely.
  4. Frost the cupcakes generously, and serve at room temperature!


  1. I think I have cried @ least 5 times today because of how unbelievable the support for Jennie has been. This is great!

  2. Yes, me too, I feel blessed to be a part of a loving and caring community. I am extremely touched by the support for Jennie. I have just made a peanut cream pie for Mikey and your velvet cup cakes looks great and I am sure if Jennie sees this she will feel comfort. Blessed your heart!

  3. Such a sweet tribute for such a devastating loss.  I'm so honored to be part of such an amazing community of people, love your blog and so glad to be a new follower! xoxo

  4. Those are very nice cupcakes and a generous contribution

  5. your cupcakes look beautiful. Love your post. In honor of Mikey, Hope Jennie is alright.

  6. thanks so much. i hope so, too :(

  7. thank you, kelly! i'm honored, too... it's seriously such a good feeling.
    thanks so much. p.s. your blog is TOO CUTE

  8. i feel the same way.  it's unbelievable and makes me so proud.  i just checked out your pie and blog and i love it. your pie turned out so wonderful and pretty, too!
    thank you, veronica.

  9. i'm with you girl! it's amazing!!


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