“Frozen Queen Elsa” Blue Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

For my daughter’s 5th birthday I wanted to make red velvet cupcakes.  But she was not impressed by the idea of red because she LOVES Elsa!  So we made BLUE velvet cupcakes instead!
2 3/4 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups sugar
1/3 cup oil
2 egg yolks
1 Tbsp Vanilla
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup butter
3 eggs
2 bottles of blue food coloring   ( 3 bottles if you want a deeper color)
1 1/2 tsp vinegar
1 1/3 cup milk
2 tsp lemon juice
Cream Cheese Frosting
12oz cream cheese
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups powdered sugar ( a 2 pound bag)
6 Tbsp unsalted butter, soft
6 Tbsp salted butter, soft
1.  Mix milk and lemon juice together and set aside for at least 10 minutes.
2. In a mixer combine sugar and butter until fluffy.
3.  Add oil.
4.  Add whole eggs one at a time.  Make sure to mix well.
5.  Mix in egg yolks followed by the food coloring and vanilla.
6.  In a separate bowl combine vinegar and milk mixture.
7.  In another separate bowl combine flour, baking soda,salt,  and cocoa.
8.  Now add 1/3 of the flour mixture to the mixing bowl followed by 1/2 of the milk mixture.
9.  Then another 1/3 of the flour mixture followed by the rest of the milk mixture and finish off by mixing in the rest of the flour mixture.
10.  Add batter to muffin tins and bake at 350 for about 20 minutes!  Allow to cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
1.  Whip cream cheese and butter in a mixer.
2.  Add vanilla and powdered sugar.
3.  Continue mixing until it becomes a fluffy frosting!
Remember this frosting contains dairy and should not be left out for more than 4-6 hours.  If it is left out longer you may find the dairy in the frosting will begin to sour.  What I did was I made the cupcakes the day before the party and then I made the frosting the morning of.  That way the frosting would be good, but I would not have to refrigerate the cupcakes!

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