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Sugar Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe
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Sugar Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

This delicious Sugar Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe is the perfect cupcake for both Valentine's Day and the holiday baking season!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Search Result: cocoa, cupcakes, red velvet, sugar free
Servings: 24



  • Preheat your oven to 325 and prep your cupcake pan for nonstick. I suggest using cupcake pan liners .
    muffins pan cupcake nonstick liners-min
  • In a mixing bowl, use a fork or whisk to mix together the flour, salt and baking soda. The mix in the unsweetened cocoa.
    Whisk ingredients
  • Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the sugar alternative and the oil or butter. Depending on the alternative that you are using, your results may not be exactly like you would expect if you had been using sugar.

    mixer blending blender butter
  • For the next step, we will add the dry ingredients from the first bowl to the mixing bowl. Do this by adding half of the dry ingredients at a time, stirring between additions. Then add your eggs, one at a time, and then the buttermilk, food coloring, vanilla extract, and vinegar. Do not over mix. You want the ingredients smooth (lumpfree) and combined.
  • Bake your cupcakes for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Allow them to cool fully before frosting.
    Sugar Free Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Recipe Notes

As mentioned, the red color in red velvet cupcakes comes mainly from the red food coloring that is added to the batter. As a result of working with the red food coloring, I suggest wearing an apron or clothes that you do not mind getting red food coloring on just in case there is a spill or a splatter.
I also mentioned that this cupcake recipe calls for oil as the fat ingredient.
You are welcome to substitute butter for the oil if you would like to. However, the butter may cause this recipe to turn out more dry than expected. A good compromise may be to simply substitute in half of the oil for butter instead.
*Please check the nutritional labels to assure that you are sticking to your diet restrictions for any substitutions used.
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Please see recipe post for further details on this recipe.
Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that are used.
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Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 36IU | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg
Please note: Nutritional data has been calculated using a tool that comes with this recipe card and not by me. This means that Nutritional Information is only an estimate and can vary especially with ingredients that you use. The accuracy of this tool may differ from other tools as expected. Also note that there is no instructional value to the video that may be attached to this recipe. It is only there for visual pleasure. For more information about the images in this recipe, please refer the the recipe instructions. Thank you!

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