Thursday, October 28, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet has always been one of my favorite cakes! My mother used to make it for us every Valentine's Day. Robbie and I are big Paula Deen fans and I saw her make these cupcakes on her show one afternoon. I knew right then that I needed to try them for myself! They are moist and the frosting is to die for! These do not have as much red coloring in them as other recipes and therefore are not super dark red, if that doesn't bother you then I reccomend you give these a try!

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

1 pound cream cheese, softened
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting: In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

We made these in mini cupcake form so we could send some bite sized treats along with Rob to work for Halloween! :-)

Red Velvet Cupcakes:


  1. It is so nice to see you making them from scratch. I think they tast so much better than the box mix.
    My Mema made Red Velvet Cake during the Holiday season.My mom never did. Red Vevlet and Carrot Cake are my all times favorites!!It turns out Georgia ate this during her pregnancy with me..which is why my brain loves them.My adopted family hate these two desserts. Weird huh.!

    Love the idea of little ones..just pop in your mouth and go!!

    Hugs Aunt Cindy

  2. That is pretty funny! I can picture my grandmother eating sweets...she seems to have retained her sweet tooth through everything. Saw a pic of you all on your blog and almost cried. It's sad how much she's changed and I wish you could have met her long ago. I have a carrot cake recipe that I'll share closer to Easter time probably :-)