- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.
- Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Spoon batter into muffin pan or paper cups.
- Bake cupcakes for 19-22 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cupcakes are done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
- Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
- Garnish, and enjoy!
Originally from Down South, and once the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Asotria in the 1920s, the Red Velvet Cake has become an American favorite. It's hip, fun, and easy to make. Red Velvet -- in cake or cupcake form -- is a hit at every party.
Cupcake365 (10 discussions) on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:20 PM
uhhhhhohhhhhhhhh there's going to be drammmmmmaaaa!
Cupcake365 (10 discussions) on Feb 20, 2013 at 08:02 PM
Ok look i have been making cakes and cupcakes so i will try this cute velvet cake because it looks coolrevelvet
email@example.com (1 discussion) on Feb 2, 2013 at 03:45 AM
I have been making red velvet cake for years from scratch. When I tried Duncan Hines red velvet cake mix I was so impressed that I decided NEVER AGAIN will I make red velvet cake from scratch again! I do add a couple of tablespoons of Hershey's cocoa to the mix for a more chocolate flavor. YUM!
flayvurdfun (1 discussion) on Dec 18, 2012 at 08:16 AM
Well just to defend the right Red Velvet cake! My grandmother was somehow connected to The Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and had the actual recipe they made back in the 20s. I make it alot. It's better than anything Ive ever had before. The frosting is not cream cheese, nor is it cooked frosting. But I will say this boxed recipe is pretty darn good for a box mix! :)
lala2720 (1 discussion) on Oct 19, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I want to make these cupcakes, my husband loves red velvet but not the cream cheese frosting:( he loves marshmallows. I was thinking marshmallow creme as frosting ???
onmherrera (1 discussion) on Aug 9, 2012 at 05:53 PM
A lil bit extra taste better:) I add to the cake mix 1 box of chocolate instant pudding follow instructions and add 1 cup of chocolate chip and bake as directed.
Teresa84 (1 discussion) on Jul 19, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Has anyone added mini chocolate chips to cake mix before baking?
CarolB1234 (2 discussions) on Mar 2, 2012 at 05:57 PM
I have made these cupcakes so many times. These are my granddaughters favourite and I can't make them enough.
im an FSU girl! (7 discussions) on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:27 PM
oh, and i dont apreciate people saying ' oh my god ' on the internet nutti
im an FSU girl! (7 discussions) on Feb 26, 2012 at 08:25 PM
i have tried these and they do not taste like red velvet. for you guys out there, heres a tip, always start from scratch! not boxed cake mix.
Elaine54 (1 discussion) on Feb 3, 2012 at 09:05 PM
can the Waldorf Astoria icing be made ahead of time, and is it OK to refridgerate?
amyluvsgreen (1 discussion) on Dec 25, 2011 at 12:32 PM
how do you make the frosting like the one in the pic please reply quick its almost my friend birthday
Giselle507 (5 discussions) on Aug 3, 2011 at 05:35 PM
this is good!! Gonna make it for my sister!!!!
jessie127 (1 discussion) on Feb 19, 2011 at 04:37 PM
OMG,the best cupcakes yet..made my own cream cheese frosting ..very simple out of the box and yummo!!
grammybyrd (1 discussion) on Feb 12, 2011 at 10:50 AM
I've made Red Velvet cakes for 34 years! My baby girl was born on Valentines Day so every year this was the cake she had. I love the orginal cooked icing that is with the Waldorf Astoria recipe but I was happy to use the DH mix. So much easier and good.!
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