HOMEMADE GREEN VELVET CUPCAKES RECIPE

This recipe for Homemade Green Velvet Cupcakes tastes just like red velvet cake but is green instead of red. Incredibly moist and delicious!

HOMEMADE GREEN VELVET CUPCAKES RECIPE

This recipe for Homemade Green Velvet Cupcakes is super versatile. Perfect for the Christmas holidays or St. Patricks Day! Just change the food coloring to convert it to a red velvet cupcake!

TIPS FOR MAKING THESE CUPCAKES

  • I am using cake flour in this recipe. You can find it in the baking aisle of your grocery store. One of the more popular brand names for cake flour is “Swans Down.” I have started experimenting with this flour in my baked goods and I really think it makes a difference in how fluffy it turns out. If you can’t find it, you can use all-purpose flour. Just sift it before using.
  • The difference between cake flour and all-purpose flour is cake flour is made with a soft winter wheat grain and is very finely milled. The protein content is also lower than all-purpose flour which means it produces less gluten. So you end up with a lighter, fluffier and less dense baked good.
  • I am also using gel food coloring. The same one I used for my RICE KRISPIES CHRISTMAS WREATHS. The color is called “Kelly Green” and it produces a deeper green flavor than the bottled liquid food coloring. If you can’t find gel food coloring, then you will probably need to use an entire bottle of green food coloring to produce the same results.
  • I also recommend buying a small bottle of buttermilk for this recipe. The thick richness of real buttermilk really adds to the moistness of the cupcakes. It’s the fat in the buttermilk that we want here.
  • You can top these cupcakes with your favorite frosting. I used the same frosting on these that I use on my ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE recipe. But a CREAM CHEESE FROSTING or even a MARSHMALLOW FROSTING would also work!

Green Velvet Cupcake recipe from The Country Cook, one cupcake being handheld with part of the cupcake liner removed to reveal the bottom of the cupcake

INGREDIENTS NEEDED: (FULL RECIPE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POST)
cake flour
unsweetened cocoa powder
baking soda
baking powder
salt
unsalted butter
granulated sugar
large egg
vanilla extract
white distilled vinegar
buttermilk
green gel food coloringcake flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, unsalted melted butter, granulated sugar, large egg, vanilla extract, white distilled vinegar, buttermilk, green gel food coloring

HOW TO MAKE GREEN VELVET CUPCAKES:

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners, set aside. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a medium-sized bowl, set aside.whisking together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a white bowlPour the butter into a large bowl and add the sugar, stir together until combined.melted butter and sugar shown in a white bowlAdd the egg and stir in until combined. Add the vanilla and vinegar, stir to combine. vanilla extract added to melted butter and sugar mixture in a white bowlAdd the flour mixture and stir it in until fully combined with no dry patches.cocoa flour mixture added to liquid butter mixture in a white bowl with a turquoise rubber spoonAdd the buttermilk, stir until combined.buttermilk added to cocoa batter mixture in a white bowl with a turquoise colored spoonScrape down the sides well and add the food coloring until everything is dyed green.green food coloring added to cocoa cupcake batter in a white bowlFill the liners evenly, a little more than ¼ cup batter into each cupcake liner.muffin tin with cupcake liners filled with green velvet cupcake batterBake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let cool in the cupcake tin for 5 minutes. Place cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely. Add frosting of your choice!two green velvet cupcakes with buttercream frosting displayed on two small circular wooden discs with a plaid dish towel in the background

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HOMEMADE GREEN VELVET CUPCAKE RECIPE

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HOMEMADE GREEN VELVET CUPCAKES

This recipe for Homemade Green Velvet Cupcakes tastes just like red velvet cake but is green instead of red. Incredibly moist and delicious!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Green Velvet Cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 199kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp white distilled vinegar
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp green gel food coloring (I used Kelly Green)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners, set aside.
  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a medium-sized bowl, set aside.
  • Pour the butter into a large bowl and add the sugar, stir together until combined. Add the egg and stir in until combined. Add the vanilla and vinegar, stir to combine. 
  • Add the flour mixture (a little at a time) and stir it in until fully combined with no dry patches.
  • Add the buttermilk, stir until combined.
  • Scrape down the sides well and add the food coloring until everything is dyed green.
  • Fill the liners evenly, a little more than ¼ cup batter into each cupcake liner. Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the cupcake tin for 5 minutes. Place cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Add frosting of your choice! 

Notes

  • I am using cake flour in this recipe. You can find it in the baking aisle of your grocery store. One of the more popular brand names for cake flour is “Swans Down.” I have started experimenting with this flour in my baked goods and I really think it makes a difference in how fluffy it turns out. If you can’t find it, you can use all-purpose flour. Just sift it before using.
  • The difference between cake flour and all-purpose flour is cake flour is made with a soft winter wheat grain and is very finely milled. The protein content is also lower than all-purpose flour which means it produces less gluten. So you end up with a lighter, fluffier and less dense baked good.
  • I am also using gel food coloring. The same one I used for my RICE KRISPIES CHRISTMAS WREATHS. The color is called “Kelly Green” and it produces a deeper green flavor than the bottled liquid food coloring. If you can’t find gel food coloring, then you will probably need to use an entire bottle of green food coloring to produce the same results.
  • I also recommend buying a small bottle of buttermilk for this recipe. The thick richness of real buttermilk really adds to the moistness of the cupcakes. It’s the fat in the buttermilk that we want here.
  • You can top these cupcakes with your favorite frosting. I used the same frosting on these that I use on my ONE BOWL CHOCOLATE CAKE recipe. But a CREAM CHEESE FROSTING or even a MARSHMALLOW FROSTING would also work!

Nutrition

Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 66mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 281IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg

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