Are you searching for special desserts that are not only delicious but super easy to make? Then Red Velvet Cupcakes are the right option for you as they are trouble-free to prepare and have an amazing flavor. These effortless food cakes are known for their vivacious color, which is the result of the cocoa powder in the ingredients. You can serve your red velvet cupcakes with a dollop of any of your favorite icing to enhance their overall sweet flavor. Once you bake these cupcakes, you can preserve them in your refrigerator and use for the whole week.
This simple recipe of red velvet cupcakes is easy and fun to make. It makes 24 red velvet cupcakes but you can increase the quantity of the ingredients if you want to serve them on Christmas or to larger groups of people.
Read the simple instructions given below and make delicious red velvet cupcakes at your home:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Serving size: 24 red velvet cupcakes
Utensils: muffin pans, cupcake paper, oven, refrigerator, mixing bowls, whisk, handheld electric mixer, toothpick
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoon red food coloring
- 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Take another large mixing bowl and pour in 1 ½ cup of pure vegetable oil.
Top the vegetable oil with 1 cup of buttermilk and crack in two large eggs.
Note: Frozen buttermilk and eggs take time to mix with rest of the ingredients. Therefore, make sure to place them at room temperature before adding to the bowl.
Add in the previously prepared mixture of dry ingredients and again turn on the handheld electric mixer to mix together the ingredients for another 10 seconds until all elements coat well and are smooth. Continue mixing until it forms a smooth and soft batter -neither too hard nor too wobbly.
Pick an ice cream scoop and divide the red velvet cupcakes batter equally among the previously lined 24 cups of muffin pans.
Note: Do not over-pour the cups of the muffin pans as they expand on baking. Therefore 2/3 filling is enough.
Place the muffin pans in the pre-heated oven and bake them for at least 20 to 25 minutes.
Note: Make sure to turn the muffin pans half way through the baking period. However, do not forget to wear thick woolen gloves during baking of the red velvet cupcakes.
Check the red velvet cupcakes by inserting a clean toothpick right into the center of each cupcake. If it is clean when pulled out, then it means the cupcakes are ready. On the other hand, if the toothpick has batter stuck to it, then bake them for a few more minutes.
Your red velvet cupcakes are all set. Place them in a refrigerator to chill well before frosting them. How To Decorate Red Velvet Cupcakes will give you some ideas.