Tonight: red velvet

So, tonight’s a big night! Sometime between going out for drinks and going to bed, I’m going to attempt to make red velvet cupcakes, with cookie crumb bottoms and garnish, and cream cheese icing.

I’m going to, for now, just make a half-batch using this recipe. I’ve expressed my anxiety to many about the quantum (can I use this word as a synonym for “insanely huge”?) amounts of red dye that red velvet typically requires, but I’m going to try the old-fashioned substitute of unprocessed cocoa power. I’m hoping this brings enough of a red-tinge to make my cupcakes quality as red velvet, but I’m not 100% optimistic…

I’ll post some photos of the finished product, so be sure to check them out.

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