I work with C&H/Domino Sugar and this is our third year teaming up with Share our Strength to help fight childhood hunger by sponsoring The Great American Bake Sale. Anyone and everyone can get involved and make a difference by holding their own bake sale and donating the proceeds to the Share our Strength Foundation. Here is a tasty recipe to get started with:
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Cooking Time: Preheat oven to 350°F.
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)
2 cups C&H Pure Cane Granulated Sugar
5 eggs at room temperature
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons red food coloring
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 36 muffin cups with paper baking cups. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
Beat butter and sugar in large mixing bowl at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down sides of bowl with each addition. On low speed, add sour cream, milk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring. Slowly add in flour mixture, and blend until just combined. DO NOT OVER MIX. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until cupcakes spring back when touched. Remove from oven and cool completely in pan. Prepare frosting.
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:
3/4 cup butter, softened (1 1/2 sticks)
2 – (8 oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
2 – (1 lb) pkgs. C&H Pure Cane Powdered
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
For frosting, beat butter and cream cheese on medium speed until light and fluffy. Gradually add in confectioners’ sugar, and beat until smooth and creamy. Slowly add in vanilla, and continue beating for 1 minute.
To create Red and Blue Stars, take two 3/4 cup portions of the frosting and place in two separate bowls. Add blue and red food coloring to dye each portion of frosting. Place into two zipper-style plastic bags, one for each color, and cut a small hole in one corner of each bag. Carefully squeeze out frosting in a star design on cupcake.
Serving Size: 36
What’s your favorite bake sale item?