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If you are a fan of whipped vanilla frosting you can use that too when making these red velvet cupcakes.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Ingredients for Red Velvet Cupcakes
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1-1/2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 cup oil
- 1/2 cup applesauce
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Directions for Red Velvet Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting
- Preheat the oven to 350-degrees and grease the muffin pan (or use liners as I’ve done).
- Sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder into a medium bowl and set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, eggs, food coloring vinegar, and vanilla. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until smooth.
- Spoon the batter into the prepared muffin pans. Do not fill the cups more than 2/3’s full. Bake for 19-21 minutes until a tester comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and let set for 10 minutes before turning out onto a rack to cool completely.