Very good cupcakes and the frosting was ok too but I've had better cream cheese frosting before. I thought the step of combining the cocoa powder with the food coloring to be ridiculous. The cocoa didn't dissolve thoroughly and I ended up with specks of cocoa throughout my cupcakes. Next time I will simply add the food coloring to the batter and add the cocoa to the flour and salt.
I've made many cupcakes before, but I usually stick to chocolate or vanilla. I made these for a friend's birthday because she loves red velvet. It was a little more involved than a regular cupcake recipe, but the results were fantastic. The cake had great texture and was deliciously moist. They were a hit at the party! I made a double batch of the frosting and added extra confectioner sugar, which I will recommend to anyone who likes to pile the frosting high.
I bake at least 3 to 4 days out of the week and like a wide variety of sweets. This is probably the worst cupcake I have ever made. Followed instructions to a "T" and they are hard, dull and flavorless! Son has football players over and thank God they'll eat anything, but I'm certainly not proud of these and will not recommend. I am a pretty darn good/successful baker and cook and am so disappointed at all the effort put in and for yuck!
I was expecting more -- tasted a little too commercially for me, not homemade enough. I thought I was going to buy one brand of cake mix, but when I got to the store, I was limited in choices b/c of the amount of cake mix required for this recipe; 18.25 over 15 ounces. I followed the instructions to the letter, just okay to me. Although I did put the mix in a loaf pan and just did the toothpick test for doneness, it was fine. The frosting for this recipe is over the top unbelievably amazing!!!!! It sets up beautifully and frosts just as nice. I had a lot frosting left over and thought I'd just toss it -- my husband said, are you crazy, we can eat that frosting with everything. He's right -- this frosting is delicious!
This recipe for red velvet cupcakes is awesome. I followed recipe exactly and everything blended beautifully, not sure why others had problems with the method they suggested. It tasted amazing, with that authentic red velvet taste. It was super moist and best of all my whole family loved it including my fussy 7 yr old. I wouldn't change anything.
This IS an authentic red velvet recipe. It is red velvet, it isn't supposed to have an overwhelming chocolate taste. I've made this recipe many times and it always turns out great. But I do think I prefer it as a cake as opposed to cupcakes.
Best red velvet cupcakes ever :) They melt in your mouth, and are really easy to make.
I've made this recipe twice now. The first time, I accidentally used too much cocoa, and they ended up reminding me of Hostess cupcakes for some reason. This time, I followed the recipe almost to a T, but I didn't use as much food coloring because I didn't have enough. The cupcakes turned out really soft and fluffy. My husband said they were "exquisite". My only problem with them is that I think they could have used a tad more vanilla or cocoa, or just something to make them a little bit more flavorful. I will definitely be keeping this recipe around and experimenting with it. I'd love to see what a spice cake cupcake based on this recipe would taste like. I am already considering giving some variation of this as Christmas gifts. Thank you!
I agree with the review below me about mixing the cocoa powder and food coloring together. Next time I will just add in the powder with the flour and add food coloring as I mix. I also could not get the cocoa powder to dissolve completely but I will say the cupcakes still turned out great. I'm not a big cream cheese fan so I didn't make the icing. I just bought a can of vanilla icing at the store and thought it tasted great.
it was scrumptious