18 Reviews

These were very easy and good red velvet cupcakes. The only concern I would have is the amount of red food coloring. I made a double batch and used 2 bottles of food coloring (1/2 the amount called for in the recipe) and they were extremely bright red. I can't imagine using more than this and would probably use even less next time. The texture and flavor was really good and enjoyed by all. Thanks for posting!

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Chris from Kansas July 31, 2011

These were great! Even the batter was tasty ( I used egg beaters with yolks so it was OK) . Also I only needed one bottle of red food dye to get a bright red color. The texture was rich and you would never know there was a mix. Thanks for the great recipe, there are a few en route to a friend to solve her boy problems , they are thatgood

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Pricele$$ January 20, 2009

This is a great recipe and worked very well for me!!!!

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pwehbeh February 05, 2012

I made these cupcakes yesterday for an event for today. For my taste I added another tablespoon of coco powder which gave the finished cake a darker red appearance. There was one flaw with the recipe in the fact that the cooking time was left out. Otherwise the recipe was delicious and easy to make. I topped the cupcakes with freshly made whipped cream and they were loved by all who attended!

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AcadiaTwo August 06, 2011

This cake was a hit, it was very moist and tasted just like the 'from-scratch' red velvet that I've had. I used store-bought cream cheese frosting as the layers in a 9 inch round birthday cake and used Kittencal's Buttercream recipe to frost and decorate the outside.

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Tanya Pants May 18, 2010

I made this as a layer cake for my son's Star Wars birthday party--with one red layer and one blue layer. Everyone was amazed at how moist it was! It looked and tasted great! So easy too!!! I'll definitely make this again.

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ComMama2 January 17, 2010

So easy and so tasty! I added the full 2 ounces of red food coloring and the color was stunning!! My husband tested one of the cupcakes for me and no red dye on his tongue :) I topped these with Kittencal's Best Cream Cheese Frosting (Extra Creamy Option) and they came out beautifully! Thanks for posting! :)

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xpnsve December 20, 2009

this has been my go-to-cake-recipe for at least the last three years - all my friends and family still demand red velvet for every birthday, shower, housewarming, potluck, holiday party, etc. i've made them green for st patrick's day, purple for the laker games, even black for halloween just by changing the food coloring. i should've thanked you, kittencal, a long time ago: THANK YOU for this fantastic recipe!!! don't skimp on the food coloring - i know 2 ounces seems way too red, but it comes out perfectly and everyone loves it.

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jenin.vergara July 20, 2009

These were good and very simple to make! I made them "green velvet" for my daughter's preschool class for St. Patrick's day. They were a hit. I used 1 one ounce bottle of green food coloring in place of the red food coloring. The cupcakes were plenty green with this amount. I may even use a little less next time. Thanks!

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Audiomama March 17, 2009

Such an easy recipe!!! I followed the instructions exactly, even to the (2) bottles of food coloring (which I have always been leery of). Nice rich flavor and I especially love the frosting :) Thanks Kittencal!!! Made this for the "Tag It RED" event Feb. '09.

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"Ratalouille" February 16, 2009
Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes or Cake