Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

A monkey on a cupcake

The distinct flavors of red velvet cake come from the buttermilk, vinegar, cocoa powder, and cream cheese frosting. These babies are easy to make and will give you a hint of flavorful 'delightness'!

2½ cups flour 1 tbsp. cocoa powder 1½ tsp. baking soda ½ tsp. salt ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp. ¼ cup softened shortening 1 cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp. vanilla 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract 1 cup milk


-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. -Line cupcake tins with paper liners. -Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt all together. -Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy. Add the egg, vanilla, and red velvet extract. Mix well.

-Add flour mix and milk, 1/2 portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined. -Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled. -Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. -Cool for 10 minutes Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.

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