Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes
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Makes 12 cupcakes

Cake ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegan refined sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup grape seed oil
  • 1 cup vanilla almond or soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • red food coloring (be sure to use food coloring without cochineal/carmine)

Frosting ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup vegan cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Earth Balance Natural Buttery Spread, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups vegan confectioners’ sugar


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, refined sugar, cocoa powder, sea salt and baking soda.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the grape seed oil, milk, vanilla extract and red food coloring. You want the mixture to be a bright red color. Don't make it too dark, the red will turn darker as the cake bakes.
  4. Stir the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients
  5. Then stir in the distilled white vinegar.
  6. Pour the batter into cupcake liners
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until a toothpick can be inserted and removed cleanly.
  8. While the cupcakes cool, whip up the frosting by placing all ingredients in a large bowl and mixing on low-medium speed until fully combined. 
  9. Frost the cupcakes and enjoy!