Not much better in the world than red velvet cupcakes! So moist, creamy, and fantastic!! You will truly love this recipe!! Enjoy!!
PS I like making these mini cause they are just too cute!
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
makes 2 dozen regular or 4 dozen mini
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
4 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup vegetable oil
1 1/2 cup coconut or almond milk + 1 tsp. lemon juice, let sit 5 minutes
2 tbsp. ground flax seed + 6 tbsp. water, let sit 5 minutes
2 tablespoons organic red food coloring or beet juice
1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 oz. (1 package) vegan cream cheese, softened (I like Trader Joe’s brand)
1 stick of vegan butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups of powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cupcake pan with liners. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, milk, flax, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a mixer. (careful when you first turn on. Start on low then build up or the red dye with splash on you!) Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined. Bake for 20 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Frost the cupcakes when cool.
I love red velvet, and the fact that you’re saying this recipe is your “famous one” makes me want to suck it up, and try a new recipe. I have my own red velvet recipe, but it’s not the absolute BEST. Thanks for posting!
yum! looks delicious! love red velvet with cream cheese frosting!
I’ve had these before I can attest to the fact that they’re truly amazing!
i love red velvet cake! These cakes are so cute 🙂 what a lovely blog:)My favorites are already 🙂
I love these! Do you think that they would freeze at all? Either with or without the cream cheese topping?
I’ve never frozen cupcakes so I’m not entirely sure. Please let me know if you do and it works : )
These are simply divine. Leslie, you are a cupcake queen.
Just made the mini version of these today and they were EXCELLENT! They were so moist and light and incredibly easy to make.
I’m so glad you liked them Sugar Addict!!
How much is one stick of butter?
Sorry, Byanna, I should have included that! 1 stick of butter is 8 tbsp. or 1/2 cup. Hope that helps 🙂
Does it take 20 minutes whether you are making regular or mini size cupcakes. Thanks. Carol
Is there a way to make these without eggs? Or your best recommendations for how to adjust this recipe to make it lacto-ovo vegetarian please?
Hi Sapna, Thanks for catching this! I forgot I hadn’t updated this recipe. It is now. I hope you enjoy!