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Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

As luxurious as they sound! Our Red Velvet Cupcakes combine cocoa, buttermilk and a dash of red color to create a bold beautiful dessert.
Makes: About 20 standard cupcakes
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Line standard muffin pan with baking cups. In medium bowl, combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, cream butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, icing color and vanilla extract; mix well until icing color is well incorporated (scraping down sides of bowl when necessary). Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to butter mixture; add water and mix well. In small bowl, combine white vinegar and baking soda; gently stir into cupcake mixture. Spoon into baking cups. Bake 20-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool cupcakes in pan on cooling rack for 5-8 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pan; cool completely.

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all-purpose flour

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

cocoa powder

2 tablespoons cocoa powder


1 teaspoon salt

baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

butter or margarine

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine (softened)

granulated sugar

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar


2 eggs

Red (no-taste) Icing Color

1 1/2 teaspoons Red (no-taste) Icing Color

clear vanilla extract

1 teaspoon clear vanilla extract


1 cup buttermilk


2 tablespoons water

white vinegar

1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar

baking soda

1 teaspoon baking soda




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Standard muffin pan

Standard muffin pan

Cooling Rack

Cooling Rack

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