Red Velvet Cupcakes

Out of all my holiday season recipes, I seem to get the most compliments on my red velvet cupcakes. They look super festive and are ohhhh so good! I can honestly say I have never tasted a better cupcake than the ones from this recipe. And I've had cupcakes from some of the most famous cupcake shops including Georgetown Cupcake but these are hands down the best!

Red Velvet Cake


1/2 cup of shortening
1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
2 large eggs
2 one oz. bottles of red food coloring
1 tsp. of vanilla
2 and 1/2 cups of sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp. of salt
2 tsp. cocoa
1 cup of buttermilk
1 tbsp. of white vinegar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Beat shortening at medium speed until fluffy
Gradually add sugar, beating well.
Add eggs 1 at a time, beating until well blended after each addition.
Stir in food coloring and vanilla blending well.

Combine flour, salt, and cocoa in another bowl, set aside

Combine buttermilk, vinegar, and baking soda in a 3rd bowl, set aside

Add flour mixture to shortening mixture alternating with buttermilk mixture beginning and ending with flour mixture. 

Beat at a low speed until blended after each addition. Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes

Pour batter into 3 greased cake pans or into cupcake cups

Will yield a three layer cake or about 2 dozen cupcakes

Cream Cheese Frosting

One 8 oz. package of cream cheese softened
1/2 cup of butter softened
One 16 oz. package of powdered sugar (I usually use a little less)
1 tsp. of vanilla

Beat cream cheese and butter until fluffy
Gradually add powdered sugar beating at a low speed until blended
Add vanilla, beating until blended

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  1. Red Velvet Cupcakes are seriously my weakness. These look amazing, and I'm excited to try this new recipe! I'm coming over from the New Friends Blog Hop!!

  2. dangerously good looking haha especially since I am trying so dang hard to lose weight and eat healthy! :)

  3. My husband LOVES red velvet! I'll have to make these for him!

  4. My Mom loves red velvet cupcakes! I will save this to make for her birthday!

  5. OH MY! Red Velvet is my absolute favorite! Thank you so much for linking up with us this week and sharing this awesome recipe!

  6. Yummy! I've never made red velvet but looks good!!

  7. WOW! They look and sound amazing!! Thank you for sharing the recipe! :)

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  8. red velvet cupcakes are definitely a classic, though I've actually never made them. looks tasty.

    xoxo, Amy @ Interpret As You May

  9. Oh wow- those look delicious! And I love your cupcake stand.

  10. These cupcakes look so yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!! Maybe I'll get crazy and bake them for the holidays!

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

  11. These look great and they are pretty and festive! Perfect for the holidays. Thanks for linking up to That's Fresh Friday.