Just because I really wanted to have my own batch of red velvet cupcakes :) They didn't come out very red because the recipe called for more red food coloring than I had on hand! I liked that these cupcakes were subtly sweet in combination with the moist frosting. This batch isn't the most pretty thing to look at (it doesn't take much imagination for one to make a comparison between the chocolate cream cheese frosting and...something not quite as appealing). And it seems somewhat ironic that my red velvet cupcakes turned out to be more like a burgundy? Maroon? But at least they were yummy, I've already had two tonight!