Valentine's Day Red Velvet Cupcakes
Thursday, February 3, 2011 at 12:49 PM | Elicia Williams
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These red velvet cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day. With their rich chocolate flavor, sweet and creamy frosting, and vibrant red cake, the suit the holiday in the tastiest way. 

No matter what your plans are for Valentine's Day, these cupcakes are sure to sweeten the day.

This recipe makes a dozen cupcakes.

Red Velvet Cupcakes


1 cup soy milk (or other non-dairy milk)
1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 ounce red food coloring
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350˚F.

Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners. 

Add the vinegar to the soy milk and set aside to curdle.

Sift flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.

Add vegetable oil, food coloring, and vanilla extract to the curdled soy milk, and mix.

Pour liquid ingredients into the dry ingredients, and mix.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 20 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool, before frosting.


Cream Cheese Frosting (Vegan)


4 ounces of vegan cream cheese, such as Tofutti brand
5 tablespoons vegan soy butter, softened
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup powdered sugar


With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter. Once creamy, add the vanilla and sugar and continue to beat. If it's not thick enough, add 1/4 cup more of powdered sugar and beat. Continue adding little amounts of powdered sugar until you reach the desired consistency.


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