• 1/2 cup of shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa
  • 1 1/2 ounces of red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


    Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream the shortening and gradually beat in the sugar. Add the eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Make a paste out of the cocoa and red food coloring and add it to the creamed mixture. Add the salt, flour, and vanilla alternately with the buttermilk, beating well after each addition. In a separate bowl, sprinkle the baking soda over the vinegar and pour over the batter. Stir until thoroughly mixed. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 minutes.


sweethands Says... 14 Mar 2010 , 12:44am

Going to try this recipe, does it make 24 cupcakes?

daphsgirls Says... 20 Jul 2010 , 1:13pm

I have been wanting red velvet cupcakes. I am going to try this recipe right now!

daphsgirls Says... 20 Jul 2010 , 3:48pm

Just tried your recipe. The cupcake was good, although maybe a little heavy. Next time I will try the recipe and substitute the flour for cake flour. I also used a 24 count cupcake pan at the 325 temp for 20 min. and the cupcakes in the middle section of the pan took longer to bake.

Thanks for your recipe.

tennistaylor Says... 1 Oct 2010 , 7:47am

o yep i actually meant to put down cake flour but i guess i forgot...thanks ill change it now!!!

dianesrn Says... 6 Aug 2012 , 9:13am

OMG! I made this recipe with the following changes: I used cake flour and siftet it first. I also added 8 oz sour cream. I baked the cupcakes 18-20 minutes and oh my gosh! the cake is ligh, the crumb is fine, this is THE best red velvet recipe I have ver found and will be my ONLY red velvet recipe from now on!

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