Red Velvet Cupcakes


I found a new recipe for red velvet cupcakes, so I thought I’d give it a try. I haven’t actually seen many eggless recipes, and none of the ones I’ve tried have been as good as the normal version. The ones I tried were adapted  from ‘Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World’ with some techniques from Sprinklebakes. I didn’t think they were sufficiently moist, but now that I’m writing this blog post, I realize I’m a dummy and forgot to add oil….whoops…They actually were quite good without the oil, so I think they’d be pretty excellent if you’re capable of actually reading a recipe. 


RED VELVET CUPCAKES (16 medium sized) 


  • 1-¼ cups flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ½ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 cup milk*
  • 1/3 cup oil**
  • 2.5 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tbsp. cocoa
  • 2.5 tsp. red food colouring***
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar



  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line cupcake tins.
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt in mixer.
  3. Mix together milk, oil, vanilla, and almond extract in a bowl. Set aside. 
  4. Mash together cocoa and food colouring to evenly disperse colour. Once mixed, add cocoa mixture and milk mixture to flour mixture. 
  5. Add baking soda to vinegar and stir quickly. Add bubbling mixture to batter and mix thoroughly. Don’t overmix. 
  6. Bake for 13 – 14 minutes (for small cupcakes), rotating pans halfway through. 

*Next time I would use buttermilk or some homemade yogurt.

**I’m silly and forgot the oil, but next time I would use some oil and some applesauce. 

***The original recipe called for 2 tbsp. of food colouring. I feel like food colouring is mildly carcinogenic and try to avoid using absurd amounts of it. 

I just made some whipped cream, and added some granulated sugar and almond extract to it. I think the colour pairs really nicely with the red velvet. I know that cream cheese icing is standard with red velvet, but I feel like that’s really rich, and sometimes like a bit of a lighter cupcake. 


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