Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes



  • 1c cake flour
  • 1/4c cocoa
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 2/3c vegetable oil
  • 3/4c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1oz (2T) red food coloring
  • 1/2tsp vanilla
  • 1/2c buttermilk
  • 1/2tsp baking soda
  • 3/4tsp white vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    Line12-cupcake pans with cupcake liners and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Whisk cake flour, cocoa and salt in a bowl.
  3. Place oil and sugar in bowl of an electric mixer and beat at medium speed until well-blended. Beat in eggs one at a time.
  4. With machine on low, very slowly add red food coloring (and water or syrup, if necessary). (Take care: it may splash.) Add vanilla.
  5. Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk in two batches. Scrape down bowl and beat just long enough to combine.
  6. Place baking soda in a small dish, stir in vinegar and add to batter with machine running. Beat for 10 seconds.
  7. Divide batter among cupcake pans, filling each about 2/3 full. Bake for about 12 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.