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Red Velvet Cupcakes


To celebrate the turn of the year, I’ve made my favorite cupcake recipe: Red Velvets decorated with fun toppers to match the festive occasion. This is a great treat to bring to your new year party. Here’s how to make it happen:



  • 2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract



Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line cupcake pans with cupcake liners. In mixing bowl, sift together the all the dry ingredients – flour + sugar + baking soda + cocoa powder + salt.



In another mixing bowl, stir together the eggs + oil. In a mixing cup, mix together the buttermilk + food coloring + apple cider vinegar + vanilla extract + lightly whisk.



Gradually add the dry ingredients + buttermilk mixture to the egg mixture, starting + ending with the dry ingredients. The idea is to achieve a dark brown/red cupcake color. Add the batter to the cupcake liners + bake for 20-21 minutes, or until done.



Let the cupcakes cool completely.



  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
 room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Combine the sugar + cream cheese + butter + salt + vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl + blend for 2 minutes.



When the cupcakes are finally cool, pipe the frosting on top of the cupcake. Sprinkle as much awesomeness as you would like + top with your favorite topper. Finito! You are ready to devour your delicious Red Velvets Enjoy!


What an fantastic way to end 2010 right? With a delicious cupcake recipe. Life is sweet indeed + so are you lovelies.


Thanks again for all of your love + support in 2010. I’ll see you again in 2011! Sending you the biggest e-hug in the blogosphere!



Mayi Carles


Recipe Credit

Courtesy of Chef Carolina Garcia

4 Responses to Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • lakshmi says:

    That does look delicious ! Happy New Year, Mayi 🙂
    I stumbled upon your blog completely by accident, but I am glad I did . I have enjoyed the short time I have been here. look forward to seeing everything new you have to offer. Good luck !
    I am excited , as well, about the new stuff I have been working on ..:)

  • Iveth says:

    Delicious! thanks for putting this recipe for us to enjoy Mayi 😀
    I wish you a new year full of awesome things, love ya!

  • Victoria says:

    Those look amazing! Thanks for sharing + I love the sweet flag:)

  • mayicarles says:

    Thanks for stopping by Victoria! I’m such a fan of your work, so your complements make my day 🙂

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