Step 1: Ingredients
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 tbs. cocoa powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk
Red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
8 oz. cream cheese
5 tbs. butter
Powdered sugar (at least 3 cups)
2 tsp. vanilla
Step 2: Combine Flour, Sugar, Cocoa Powder, Salt, and Baking Soda.
Step 3: In a Separate Bowl, Combine Oil, Buttermilk, Eggs, Food Coloring, Vinegar, and Vanilla.
Step 4: Now Add the Dry Ingredients to the Wet Ingredients
Step 5: Fill Cupcake Liners About 3/4 Full and Bake at 350 for 18 - 20 Minutes, or a Tester Comes Clean.
Step 6: To Make the Frosting, Combine the Butter and Cream Cheese, Then Add Vanilla.
Step 7: Now Add Powdered Sugar, at Least 3 Cups, to Get the Consistancy You'd Like.
Step 8: When the Cupcakes Are Cool, Frost and Decorate to Your Liking.