Recipe by Chef John
"Who doesn't love a nice red velvet cake in cupcake form? They're moist, not too sweet, and they've got a gorgeous color. Serve these spread with cream cheese frosting."
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1 1/3 cups
unsweetened cocoa powder
red food coloring
Delicious! Beautiful red color. I didn't have any buttermilk, so I used 3/4 C milk and 3/4 t lemon juice and let stand for 10 minutes to make sour milk. These were a tad--just a tad--dry to me. Hence, the four stars. But (huzzah!) I got more than just a dozen cupcakes out of this recipe. I made 1 dozen regular sized cupcakes and another half dozen mini cupcakes. So, not many over the mark, but just enough to make us extra happy. :) Great recipe! It's scrumptious.
I'm not a fan of red velvet to begin with, after reading reviews I thought I would give it a try& I'm not impressed. It's not vanilla and its not chocolate, it really has no taste at all. Yes, its a light flavour, but why consume so much red dye and have nothing to show/taste for it.
This was delicious. I can't remember if I doubled or tripled the recipe (which, I now realize was a horrible plan as things never mix well when you have too much of it). I ended up working it in batches, and it turned out wonderful and moist. Best red velvet recipe yet!
these cupcakes were good, but not exceptional. i made them and tried one. it was good, but not as sweet as a cupcake should be. it was still better than box mix though. i gave one to my brother and he said it tasted like regular bread. a tip to anyone making any red velvet recipe: use apple cider vinegar instead of regular vinegar. it adds a bit more flavor to the cupcakes. overall, it was okay but just okay. chef john disappointed me. his recipes are usually a lot better.
I tried many recipes and the cupcakes were not good at all, the red color just vanished. But this recipe is the best! they are really the red velvet deal! moist, tasty, not too sweet they are just perfect.
I was super disappointed. Kind of dry and not really dry.
i loved it!! they came out super moist and perfect. :) First time making red velvet, and i am excited!!!
Excellent, followed the recipe to the letter , very tasty, always moist. Big hit with family and friends.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Chef John's Red Velvet Cupcakes
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 46
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