Sunday, July 29, 2012

Christmas in July ~ Red Velvet (Red & Green) Cupcakes

Christmas is my favorite holiday and I am so excited to be able to make a holiday treat.  Today I am going to make Whole Wheat Red Velvet Red Green Cupcakesthese cupcakes are so moist and delicious, this is a very simple recipe, if you follow it, you will have a heavenly healthy treat.


2 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 cup fresh buttermilk
(1 tsp vinegar & fat free milk)
2 eggs
1 1/2 cups canola oil
2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp white vinegar
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1 tbsp red food flavoring

Set oven to 350

Mix wet ingredients thoroughly, and add sifted dry ingredients slowly.  Fill cupcake tins 1/2 full and bake for 18 minutes.  Let cool on wire rack.

Green & Red Buttercream Frosting

2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
3 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla
fat free milk (if needed)

Cream butter and vanilla, add powdered sugar slowly, add a little milk if needed.  Put frosting in two different bowls and add green food flavoring to one and red food flavoring to the other, mix completely. Fill your piping bags, cut holes at the end of each, put another piping bag on top with your 1M tip (that's what I used) and start piping your cupcakes, and ENJOY!

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  1. They look and sound delicious! Makes me want to start planning for Christmas.

  2. Delicious and nutritious cupcakes! You might be onto something here! All desserts should be good for you! Looks great. Thanks for sharing!

  3. I love the way the frosting came out! So cute!

  4. Christmas is my favorite holiday too. I love these cupcakes, and I certainly wouldn't feel guilty serving them to the family! :-)

  5. oh love these!!! I can't wait for christmas now

  6. Thank you for showing us how to get two colors of frosting onto one cupcake! Mystery solved :)

  7. What cut cupcakes!! I love Christmas too and I always enjoy "Christmas in July" posts and articles. So super cute!

  8. These are beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Must Try Monday!

  9. I love red velvet! Our wedding cake was actually red velvet cake!! It's our fav!! These look amazing! But now I wish it was Christmas time!!

    I'd love to have you come share this recipe (and any of your other delicious desserts) at my new link party ~ Mom's Test Meal Mondays! This week is all about the sweets!!

    Have a great Monday!

    1. Thank you for linking these wonderful sweets up to Mom's Test Meal Mondays!!! I've never baked with whole wheat flour before so I'm pinning these to give them a try!!

  10. I LOVE Christmas in July! I am one of THOSE people who love thinking about the holidays this early! Love these cupcakes, love how you swirled the frosting. Haven't tried that yet, but I will now!

  11. I would make these for christmas at my house..yummy!

  12. You can combine icing bags?!? (Obviously I'm not much of a baker.) That's a brilliant idea, Pamela! How have you been?

  13. Great post. I found you via the Tuesday Talent Show from Chef in Training
    I have linked a pizza I did with leftover roast chicken. Have a good week.

  14. SO nice cupcakes! It's a real pity you didn't publish more images! Thanks you publish at my party!

  15. OMG what a great trick! I always wondered how people iced cupcakes like I know thanks to you! :D Thanks for sharing this one as well at the homemade holiday party!


  16. Those look amazing! I love how you used 2 different colors of icing. Thank you so much for participating at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase!


  17. Such beautiful and delicious looking cupcakes :)
    Appreciate the tip

  18. Hi Pamela,
    These Sounds like Yummy..!!
    This Red Velvet cake looks delicious and adorable.
    I love Red velvet cake most.I read your recipe its really unique and easy to make.
    You Share beautiful Christmas resource .
    Thanks For Sharing...


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