October 22, 2012

One Bowl Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Frosting

My regular, go-to, red velvet cupcake recipe requires the use of 5 different bowls (no lie), so I was beyond excited to try a recipe that uses only ONE BOWL!

Instead of the same old red velvet cupcakes, I felt like changing things up a bit this time.  Rather than regular cream cheese frosting, I went with my favorite whipped vanilla frosting.  This frosting is the lightest frosting I have ever eaten, similar to whipping cream, but it holds its shape very very well and it is extremely easy to work with.  It's the same frosting I used in these Oatmeal Cream Pies and the same type I used in this Eggnog Frosting.  

I thought these cupcakes turned out super yummy.  The cake itself reminded me of the flavor and texture of a box mix, which I think a lot of people will love!  The whipped frosting was awesome, as always, but since it takes a bit of planning, you could always use regular cream cheese frosting.  
One Bowl Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
adapted from: Boastful Baker

1/2 c. buttermilk
3/4 c. vegetable oil
1 egg
1/2 tsp. white vinegar
3 tsp. red food coloring
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3 tsp. cocoa powder
  or you could always use cream cheese frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Combine the buttermilk, vegetable oil, egg, vinegar, food coloring and vanilla.  Beat for two minutes.  Add the flour, sugar, baking soda and cocoa and beat two more minutes.  Divide batter between mini muffin tins that have been lined with paper liners and sprayed lightly with cooking spray (about 1 Tablespoon batter per cupcake).  Bake 10-11 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.  Yield: 40 mini cupcakes.  Cool completely and top with frosting.  

Jenn's Notes: No notes today.  These are awesome.


  1. yum! i'll be trying this recipe out this week for sure!

  2. Fantastic! I've never come across a one-bowl recipe for red velvet cupcakes before. Pinning :)

  3. You had me at one bowl! Love it. Sarah from The Ease of Freeze.

  4. Sounds Easy, I love one bowl anything!

  5. I saw this recipe and thought two words..."YES PLEASE"! looks so good! please come link them up at our weekly recipe link up! ~~katie

  6. What a great idea! I made red velvet cupcakes from scratch one time and it was messy! I'll have to give this recipe a try one day!


  7. Oh food woman! Where have you been all my life?????? Yum-O!

  8. I am coming over from a linky party and I would love for you to come over and check out my Wool Dryer Ball Tutorial!!

    Have a Good Day!
    Ashley Suzanne

  9. OMG!!Mini cupcakes always make me swirl,especially ur lovely and extremely amazing recipes! Ur cupcakes look soooo gorgeous! can't wait to have a try! I had featured u in the article of Top 7 Beauteous But Extremely Easy Cake Recipes on AllFreshRecipes. I will pay close attention to ur newly Eats!