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Red Velvet Cupcakes

These cupcakes are wonderful for special occasions! You can also make this as a cake.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: red velvet cupcakes
Servings: 12 small cupcakes
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 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.)