Recipes and Cooking Red Velvet Cupcakes 4.1 (42) 1 Review These sweet and petite red velvet cupcakes are sure to charm at any occasion. Top each cupcake with a little heart-shaped cookie to add extra affection to the treat. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on February 1, 2002 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Andy Lyons Prep Time: 1 hrs 15 mins Cool Time: 10 mins Bake Time: 15 mins Total Time: 1 hrs 40 mins Servings: 28 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 eggs ¾ cup butter 3 cup all-purpose flour 2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder 2 ¼ cup sugar 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 1 ounce bottle red food coloring (2 Tbsp.) 1 ½ cup buttermilk 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 ½ teaspoon vinegar Small chocolate heart-shaped cookies (optional) Powdered sugar (optional) Directions Let eggs and butter stand 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 28 2-1/2-inch cupcake pans with paper liners; set aside. In medium bowl combine flour, cocoa powder, and 3/4 tsp. salt; set aside. In large mixing bowl beat butter on medium-high 30 seconds. Add sugar and vanilla; beat until combined. One at a time, add eggs; beat on medium after each. Beat in food coloring on low. Alternately add flour mixture and buttermilk to egg mixture; beat on low to medium speed after each just until combined. Stir together baking soda and vinegar. Add to batter; beat just until combined. Spoon batter into prepared pans, filling each about two-thirds full. Bake 15 to 17 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove from pans. Cool completely. Top with small chocolate cookies, if desired. Dust with powdered sugar. Makes 28 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 172 Calories 6g Fat 28g Carbs 3g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 28 Calories 172 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 3g 15% Cholesterol 36mg 12% Sodium 124mg 5% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Total Sugars 17g Protein 3g Calcium 20.2mg 2% Iron 0.7mg 4% Potassium 45mg 1% Folate, total 28.2mcg Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.