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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Bake: at 350 degree F for 22 to 25 minutes.
10 minutes.


  • 3/4  cup sour cream
  • 2/3  cup oil
  • 2-1/2  cups self-rising flour (such as Presto)
  • 1/4  cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-1/2  cups sugar
  • 2  eggs
  • 1  bottle (1 ounce) red food coloring
  • 1  teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1  can (1 pound) prepared vanilla icing
  •   Additional red food coloring
  • 1  can (1 pound) prepared chocolate icing


1. Line standard-size muffin pans with 18 cupcake liners. Heat oven to 350 degree F.

2. In a large bowl, whisk sour cream and oil (it will look curdled). Sift flour and cocoa powder into the bowl. Add sugar. Beat until just moistened. Add eggs and beat on medium-high for 2 minutes, until smooth and fluid. Stir in bottle of food coloring and vanilla. Fill liners 2/3 full.

3. Bake cupcakes at 350 degree F for 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack for 10 minutes; then remove cupcakes and let cool completely on rack.

4. Tint vanilla frosting light pink. Frost half the cupcakes with chocolate icing, half with pink icing. Chill slightly before serving.

Makes 18 cupcakes.


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