Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 16 minutes
Yield: Serves or Makes 12
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a small bowl combine the cocoa powder, red dye, and vinegar until a paste forms.
In a large bowl combine the oil, buttermilk, egg, and vanilla.
To the bowl with all the wet ingredients add in the cake flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Mix until the everything is just incorporated.
Next, add in the red paste and mix until the batter turns a beautiful red color and the paste is fully incorporated.
Using a cupcake tray, place in your favorite cupcake liners and evenly divide the batter into 12 cupcakes.
Bake for 16 mins and let the cupcake cool in the pan!
In a standing mixer beat the cream cheese to make sure there are no lumps.
Then add in the butter, confectioner's sugar, and vanilla.
Beat on medium high until super fluffy! (Approx 10 minutes.)