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red velvet cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Glorious little red velvet cupcakes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet cupcakes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24
Author Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose Flour
  • 4 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat sugar, egg, and oil for 1 to 2 minutes or until fluffy.
  3. Beat in food coloring and vanilla.
  4. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, making three additions of flour and two of buttermilk and beating on low speed until smooth.
  5. Stir in vinegar.
  6. Prepare MINI cupcake pan with liners if desired.

  7. Fill each well with about 1 1/2 tbsp batter. (If using a regular cupcake pan, use about 2 1/2 tablespoons of batter)

  8. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (or 14-18 in a regular pan) or until a tester inserted in the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

  9. Transfer cupcakes to a wire rack to cool.
  10. Repeat with remaining batter.
  11. Frost with cream cheese frosting.