Red Velvet greatness cupcakes!!


  • 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


  1. 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.

Comments (5)


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.


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!