I wanted to try this Red Velvet recipe  from the other day again for a few reasons:
They just had to be used before another St. Pat’s day passed by.
A little liquid food coloring in green. For the red velvet cake  I used two bottles, but one was enough for the green.
(P.S. This food coloring works much better than the time I tried to use icing colors .)
For the cupcake version I used one cup of oil instead of 1 1/2 to see how it would be with less.
So far so good.
Too good. Man, I never get cupcakes this puffy when I want them.
Look at that. Lucky I guess. Must be the shamrock sprinkles.
The batter was enough for 22 cupcakes, but judging by the tops, I could have filled them slightly less and gotten a full two dozen out.
If you don’t make the frosting right away, just wrap the cupcakes in plastic.
Okay… now for the cooked frosting.
I don’t know quite how I feel about it. It was good. But, I think I’m still a cream cheese  girl at heart.
I used a combination of recipes from the comments on the red velvet post. Thanks Kelly, Shannon, April and all who recommended it. I think I did it right, but you’ll have to tell me before I give a final judgment.
Cooked frosting fans … is it supposed to be more creamy or more light and airy? Mine reminded me of a mousse-like texture and I think I was imaging it to be thicker.
It looked pretty, though.
Here’s the recipe:
1 cup milk
1/3 cup flour
1 1/2 sticks butter, room temp ( I think … may have been two… can’t remember which I used for sure.)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Enjoy on some green or red velvet cupcakes.
And in case you’re wondering…
It works with cake balls , too… with cooked or cream cheese frosting. Your choice.
You can also whip up some of these no-bake oreo balls  for the occasion.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day a wee bit early.
URLs in this post:
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 Red Velvet recipe: http://www.bakerella.com/red-velvet-cake/
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 Tiny shamrock sprinkles: http://cakeart.com/store/e-StoreOperations_viewItem.asp?idProduct=13079
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4426545116/
 icing colors: http://www.bakerella.com/pops-for-pop/
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 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4425780837/
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 cake balls: http://www.bakerella.com/red-velvet-cake-balls/
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bakerella/4425781303/
 no-bake oreo balls: http://www.bakerella.com/its-no-sham%e2%80%a6these-rock/