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Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Looking for an easy red velvet cupcakes recipe? Learn how to make red velvet cupcakes using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by genghiskate

Makes 30 servings



Paula Deen's recipe, with cream cheese frosting

Recipe Ingredients for red velvet cupcakes

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cocoa powder
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup buttermilk, room temperature
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 tablespoons red food coloring
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz light cream cheese
2 sticks butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar

Recipe Directions for red velvet cupcakes

  1. Directions

  2. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  6. 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.

  7. Garnish with chopped pecans and a fresh raspberry or strawberry.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 83.3g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
309
Calories from Fat
159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.7g
27%
Saturated Fat
7.8g
39%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
42mg
14%
Sodium
240mg
10%
Potassium
40mg
1%
Total Carbohydrates
35.4g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0.3g
1%
Sugars
27.1g
Protein
3.2g
Vitamin A 8% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
F
    Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • Very high in sugar
  • Contains alcohol
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