Wonder Woman Cupcakes

WOAH did anyone see Wonder Woman yet? I cried. I don’t know what came over me but for the first four fight scenes I found my throat closing up and my eyes welling with tears. It was such an amazing movie. Gal Dot killed it in the role and Patty Jenkins created this incredible world that was dynamic for every character. Like is this how boys always feel after super hero movies!?! 

That being said, I am already planning my Halloween costume as Wonder Woman and despite receiving multiple suggestions from my Instagram story on what to bake (thanks so much btw suggestions coming soon), I felt compelled to make Wonder Woman Cupcakes.

I’ve been wanting to try out Red Velvet cupcakes again for a while now and when I had left over cream cheese for frosting I knew it was the time. Red velvet is a b**tch to make. I always find it to be very finicky. You have to pay attention when making them and follow the steps perfectly. I have made a bad batch myself trust me. BUT Georgetown cupcake released a fool proof version in their cook book and online and guess what, it works! 

While maintaining focus at all times, I was able to finally craft a marvelous RV CCake swirled with cream cheese icing. I usually stick to buttercream but I really feel like with such a rich cake like RV you have to pair it with something equally as rich. Cream cheese really keeps the icing dense, not too sweet and still delicous. 

Alright, enough talking. Get to baking! And while you’re munching on your RV cupcakes, make sure to see Wonder Woman before it leaves theatre’s! Your life will be changed forever! #GirlPower 

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
35 min
Ingredients
  1. Cupcakes
  2. 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  3. 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
  4. 2 large eggs
  5. 2 1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  6. 4 tablespoons no-taste red food coloring
  7. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  8. 1 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  10. 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  11. 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  12. 1 1/2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  13. Icing
  14. 5 oz cream cheese, at room temperature
  15. 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  16. 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  17. 4 cups confectioners' sugar, sifted
Instructions
  1. In a stand mixer combine the softened butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and mix until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the cocoa powder, vanilla and red food coloring. Mix completely with a fork. Add into the main mixture and mix on medium until combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, add the flour and salt together and mix lightly. In parts, add the flour and milk, alternating between each about 4 times.
  4. In another small bowl, mix the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. The mixture should foam up. Add to the main mixture and mix on low until combined.
  5. Fill each cupcake tin lined with cupcake wrappers about 3/4 of the way. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes. You should be able to poke a toothpick in and pull it out clean. The tops will be slightly springy.
For the frosting
  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the butter, cream cheese, vanilla and confectioners sugar. Mix on low speed until everything comes together into a heavy fluff.
  2. Let your cupcakes cool, top with the frosting and any decorations. I used cut out yellow fondant slices in the Wonder Woman symbol with red and star sprinkles.
Adapted from Georgetown Cupcakes
Adapted from Georgetown Cupcakes
Simply Nutmeg's http://www.simplynutmegs.com/

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