Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

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Yummy recipe, and very appealing to the eye as well with its distinctive red coloring.

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Servings: 1 16



  1. Preheat oven at 350 degrees F.
  2. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder together into a bowl and set aside.
  3. In a mixer fitted with paddle attachment, incorporate oil, sugar, and buttermilk until combined.
  4. Add eggs, food coloring, vinegar, vanilla and water and mix well.
  5. Add the dry ingredients a little bit at a time and mix on low, scraping down sides occasionally
  6. Mix until just combined.
  7. Be careful not to over mix, or the batter will come out
  8. tough.
  9. Line a 16-cup cupcake pan with paper liners, and scoop the batter into the liners and bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 30 minutes or until the toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Make sure you allow the cupcakes to cool before you first them with the cream cheese frosting.


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  • LK
    i just made these and they were soooooooooo good! -- I actually only used 2 tsp of food coloring and it came out the same red color.... my fam really loved them!!!
    I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
    This is a variation
    • sophia
      I love this its so nice
      I've cooked/tasted this recipe!
      • Harlan
        Wow, So good. Nuff said.
        I've cooked/tasted this recipe!


        • ShaleeDP
          December 20, 2012
          Another muffin/cupcake to try.... i like the red color too. Just in time for the holidays.
          • beatriz
            February 22, 2011
            Hi, I would like to make them can you give me the cream cheese frosting? Thank you
            • Ashley Tozer
              February 16, 2010
              Just had one of these cupcakes from Starbucks yesterday morning and was wondering where to get the recipe! Thanks!
              Can't wait to try them :)
              • nikki s
                October 10, 2008
                news flash lila. everything sems to cause cancer these days. and the cream cheese frosting is not the correct red velvet cake frosting recipe. and the berry idea might work if you thaw the berries, they will excrete alot of juices. but measure out the same amount of juice to same amount of food coloring called for, otherwise you'll screw up the consistancy.
                • LK
                  August 11, 2008
                  is there any other way of getting the red coloring without adding artificial food coloring? lol my mom thinks it causes cancer. I was thinking maybe if you made some sort of strawberry or raspberry compote out of frozen berries in the food processor, sifted it and added it that it might give the same color...what do you think?

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