Recipe of the Day: Red Velvet Cupcakes

This recipe makes 36 cupcakes and is the best we have made!  Also THANK YOU Jessica for taking pictures of the cupcakes I sent to you!  I couldnt believe we forgot to take some while they were here!


  • 3-3/4 cups cake flour
  • 1/4 cups cocoa
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder or 1/2 teaspoon cream of tarter
  • 3/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 3 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 ounce red food coloring paste
  • 2-1/4 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cups butter
  • 3 eggs

Preheat oven to 350°F

Sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder (or cream of tarter), and salt into medium bowl.  Whisk buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring in small bowl to blend.    Beat sugar and butter in large bowl until fluffy, 3 minutes or so.  Then add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each.  Mix in dry ingredients in alternately with buttermilk mixture.
Spoon into lined cupcake pans.  Bake for 20 minutes or until they test done.  Frost with cream cheese icing when completely cooled.

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These look so wonderful! I have added them to my grocery list and can’t wait to make them! Can you tell me what the little red dots are on top? Thanks for posting them!