Red Velvet Cupcakes are a classic American dessert with a vibrant red color and a subtle chocolate flavor. These cupcakes are perfect for any occasion and are sure to impress your friends and family. The creamy frosting complements the cake perfectly and adds a touch of sweetness to each bite. This recipe is easy to follow and yields delicious cupcakes that are moist and fluffy.
Red Velvet Cupcakes hold a special place in my heart as they were my first attempt at baking cupcakes. I remember the excitement and anticipation as I watched the cupcakes bake in the oven and the aroma of chocolate filling the kitchen. I was nervous about the cream cheese frosting, but it turned out to be the perfect finishing touch. Since then, I have made these cupcakes countless times and they never fail to impress.
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tablespoon red food coloring
- 2 large eggs
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, vanilla extract, and buttermilk.
- Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and whisk until well combined.
- In a small bowl, mix together the cocoa powder and red food coloring to make a paste.
- Add the cocoa paste to the batter and mix until well combined.
- Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each addition.
- Divide the batter evenly among the prepared muffin cups, filling each cup about 2/3 full.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
- Allow the cupcakes to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfect for birthdays, holidays, or any special occasion. Serve them with a dollop of cream cheese frosting and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings for an extra touch of sweetness. These cupcakes are also great for sharing with friends and family, so be sure to make a big batch!