Originally from Down South, and once the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Astoria in the 1920s, the Red Velvet Cake has become an American favorite. It's hip, fun, and easy to make. Red Velvet -- in cake or cupcake form -- is a hit at every party.

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Ingredients

24
Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.

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  • Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon batter into muffin pan or paper cups.

  • Bake cupcakes for 19-22 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cupcakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

  • Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.

  • Garnish, and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

202.8 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 30.2g 10% DV; fat 9g 14% DV; cholesterol 23.3mg 8% DV; sodium 177.3mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2012
This recipe I was bored so I decided to cook and these are delicious thank you Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2017
The cupcakes tasted good but I simply did not like the use of packaged goods to make this. My preference would have been for a recipe truly from scratch Read More
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2012
This recipe I was bored so I decided to cook and these are delicious thank you Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2012
I personally like my own frosting Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/07/2013
one word................. AMAZING Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2016
This is a great recipe for people that are really hungry Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/17/2017
The cupcakes tasted good but I simply did not like the use of packaged goods to make this. My preference would have been for a recipe truly from scratch Read More