Red velvet cupcakes are not simple chocolate cakes with food coloring - there is actually more to it than that. Red velvet cakes also have other ingredients such as cocoa and vegetable oil that makes it flavor pop out compared to a chocolate cake.
The deep red color of the red velvet cupcake makes it a favorite among kids too! A truly yummy red velvet cake usually employs a cream cheese frosting that really complements its unique flavor.
Interested to make a red velvet cupcake to impress your family and friends? Here is a beginner-friendly recipe for you to follow
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Now let's get to the baking part!
- 190 gr flour
- 180 gr sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 125 gr pahta
- 1 large egg
- 160 gr canola or vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 1 tsp gel red food coloring
- Preheat oven at around 180C
- Mix all the dry ingredients. This means the sugar, baking powder, cocoa powder and other ingredients that you might want to add.
- Mix all the other wet ingredients such as the canola oil, egg, vanilla extract and water.
- Now, combine both the dry and wet mixes that you made earlier while waiting for the oven to heat up
- Finally, add your food coloring. Add more if you want a deep red color and less if you want it to be more "maroonish"
- Spoon your batter into the cupcake mold
- Bake 25-30 minutes and make sure the outside is well-baked to your own preferences.
- Enjoy your yummy red velvet cake!
Serve it hot and add some frosting on top if you want to add some more flavor and kick to it! This cupcake goes well with a hot milk or a chocolate drink! :)