Red Velvet Cake

Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 tbsp. red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c. cocoa
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 c. Buttermilk
  • 2 1/4 c. sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • Cooked Vanilla Icing

Red Velvet Beet Cupcakes

Ingredients

CUPCAKES:
  • Baking spray with flour
  • 1 (10-oz.) beet, peeled and cut into 8 wedges
  • 2/3 cup nonfat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 8 ounces white whole-wheat flour (about 2 cups)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
FROSTING:
  • 1/3 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • Dash of kosher salt
  • 8 ounces 1/3-less-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar

Red Velvet Crinkles Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, plus 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1-ounce bottle (2 tablespoons) liquid red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 and 1/2 cups confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)
  • 1 tablespoon of white vinegar