So... this recipe happened on a whim and can i just say... its the best thing that ever happened to me!
I am a HUGE fan of the website food52.com where people post some of the most amazing recipes I have ever seen! Browsing one day I came across a recipe for "Not Red Velvet Cake with Fudge Glaze". Red velvet without the..RED!? are you mad! But the ingredients were simply wonderful. I couldn't resist however and added just a touch of red food coloring (about 1 tbsp).
Filling the tins....
While the cupcakes were in the oven I made a simple cream cheese butter cream....SINFUL!
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
The finished product? probably one of the best things I have ever made!! Although it didn't swirl as much as I would have liked I thoroughly enjoyed a big chunk of fudgey cake smack dab in the middle!!!