Tayana wanted to bake something new for her alone time with me. We decided to try and make Red Velvet Cupcakes. They are now our whole family's favorite cupcake and an absolute must-try. My mom loves Red Velvet and asked immediately for the recipe so she can make them for the next Bible study she has at her house.
These cupcakes are absolutely amazing! They are moist and fluffy and perfectly flavored. If you've never had Red Velvet before, the taste is somewhere between vanilla and chocolate. We made a double batch and got 30 cupcakes. I always make a double batch when we bake because I like to keep extra in the freezer.
Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 1/4 cups flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup soy milk mixed with 1 tbsp vinegar, allow to set for 5 minutes to thicken
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup dairy free margarine, melted
1 tbsp corn syrup or honey
1/2 tbsp red food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk-vinegar mixture, sugar, melted margarine, corn syrup, red food coloring and vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the soy milk mixture then mix until thoroughly combined. Fill lined muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 12 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.