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Red Velvet Cupcakes are just little Red Velvet Cakes!  Made these for Valentine’s Day.  I was out of cupcake papers and used a large muffin tin that only makes six.  I used confectionery sugar on three and regular canned frosting on three.  They are great with cream cheese frosting, too. Red velvet cupcakes are just as good as a regular cake, make a wonderful dessert and are so good with coffee.  Make these anytime for a treat your family and friends will love.  You can make your own creamed cheese frosting by clicking on the link below for my recipe.  These cupcakes would go over great on a buffet table or take them to any gathering.  A good Christmas treat, too.

3/4 cup white sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup oil
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cocoa
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
1/2 ounce red food coloring
In a mixing bowl using mixer cream the sugar and egg.  Add the oil, buttermilk, vanilla, and mix well.  Continue mixing and add flour, baking soda, cocoa, vinegar and red food coloring.  Spray muffin tins, if not using liners, with cooking spray.  Fill about half full.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle on the sugar or frost with your favorite frosting.   Makes six large cupcakes or 12 small cupcakes. (You can double this recipe for a cake.)
Note:  Click to find my recipe for Cream Cheese Frosting.
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  1. Double YUM!!

  2. What size egg

  3. I’ll be making these little Babies this weekend for my g-daughters ….They love to help the youngest one want to be a cook when she grows up,,,,,,

  4. Hi Judy…
    These are my absolute favorite cupcakes. I make them with cream cheese frosting. They don’t last long around here.
    I really enjoy your recipes everyday. I have found some new ones that are my favorites now…Have a great Valentine’s Day.

  5. Thanks for this one Judy! Will give it a try today. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  6. Terrific idea for Valentine’s Day treats. So glad you shared…..YUUUUMMM!

  7. Those are really pretty perfect for the holiday!

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