I have been looking around for some fun recipes to try for Christmas time & I LOVE red velvet things. Since the colors resemble Christmas, I have played with a couple red velvet recipes. Here is a basic red velvet cupcake recipe. It is nice & moist & makes exactly 20 cupcakes like it said. I didn’t have buttermilk, so I made my own (milk+lemon juice).
Also a fun tidbit of information: the vinegar & cocoa have a chemical reaction when they mix together which gives a red hue to this cake, but to get it the gorgeous bright red you want it, you still need to add red food coloring. So that chemical reaction is why it is called red velvet; you really need the cocoa in it for it to be a red velvet cake & not just a white cake colored red. Some people don’t understand red velvet cake has a hint of chocolate in it. Anyway, happy baking!