And the Party Animals are ready to celebrate!
Here's an easy recipe for them. You'll need 24 cupcakes liners. That's a party!!
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake liners.
Cream together the butter, oil and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, blending well after each addition. Add the food coloring and buttermilk and mix until incorporated.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda. Slowly add in the flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add the vinegar and mix, then the vanilla and mix until just combined (do not overmix).
Fill each cupcake liner with batter, just more than halfway. Bake for about 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool while you make the frosting...
Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes on med/high speed with an electric mixer. Gradually add in confectioners sugar, mixing well to combine. Stir in vanilla extract until incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to frost cupcakes. Don't frost cupcakes until they are completely cool, or the frosting will start to melt!