Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy National Cupcake Day!  Today we are celebrating with a recipe that would be perfect for your holiday gathering… red velvet cupcakes.  I found a great recipe for the cupcakes from Paula Deen who is famous for using butter.  I used a great cream cheese frosting and substituted coconut oil for the butter.  Sorry Paula!

 

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Adapted from Paula Deen’s recipe

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups Kelapo coconut oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Frosting

 

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers or grease with coconut oil.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the coconut oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

 

Frosting:

In a large bowl, beat together the coconut oil and cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add the powdered sugar a cup at a time until smooth and creamy. Beat in the vanilla extract.

 

Enjoy!

 

– JR

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2 Comments Post a comment

  1. Lisa Kleinberg
    June 3, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Love these coconut oil recipe ideas!!

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