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4.46 from 13 votes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
20 mins
Total time
40 mins

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKE:

  • 2 ½ cup GF all-purpose flour (I used Vitacost baking flour)
  • 2 cups cane sugar
  • 1 ½ cups butter, softened
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (I used Vitacost apple cider vinegar)
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 oz red food coloring

FOR THE CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:

  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 2.5 to 3 cups powdered sugar (I used Vitacost certified organic powdered sugar) 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. Makes about 24 cupcakes.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter, eggs, buttermilk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla extract, and mix well.
  3. Add the cane sugar, and mix well.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda, and mix well.
  5. Add the flour, and mix well.
  6. Add the red food coloring, and mix well. 
  7. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners.
  8. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  9. Let the cupcakes cool.
  10. To make the frosting, beat the cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until fluffy. Then add in the sugar, and mix well. Can mix by hand or in a blender. 
  11. Frost the cupcakes with frosting.
  12. Can sprinkle some leftover red velvet cake on top of frosted cupcakes - ½ to 1 cupcake should do. 
Gluten-free Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcake batter
Making Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes out of the oven
Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting
Big bite of a Red Velvet Cupcake
Delicious gluten-free Red Velvet Cupcakes
Occasion:
Valentine's Day
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