red velvet muffins

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dessert meets breakfast with these red velvet muffins, just perfect for Valentine’s Day

red velvet muffins

It seems that you either love red velvet, or you don’t. I am firmly in the LOVE category. I didn’t think the kids were with me, so I never make red velvet cake. Last time I made a cake, I was forced to eat the entire thing by myself.

Last week when I made red velvet mug cookies the kids couldn’t  get enough. They spent the better part of the weekend microwaving mugs one after the next. Turns out that with red velvet cake, it’s the frosting they don’t like. 

red velvet muffins

Crazy right. I LOVE cream cheese frosting. I could eat cream cheese frosting all by itself.

But that means I can make red velvet as long as there isn’t any frosting involved, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I plan on getting my fill of red velvet, starting with these muffins.

red velvet muffins


  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup of buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 Tbsp red food coloring


  • preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • line or grease muffin tin
  • combine flour, sugar,cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt
  • whisk together buttermilk, butter, vanilla, and red food coloring, and add to the flour, stirring only until combined
  • fill muffin tin 2/3 full
  • bake 20 minutes

red velvet muffins

For two kids that thought they didn’t like red velvet, they are eating these red velvet muffins two at a time.


red velvet from friends –

red velvet sugar cookies – wine and glue

red velvet popcorn – something swanky

red velvet brownies – six sisters stuff

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