Posted 12/12/2010 9:41:52 PM
This recipe is an easy way to make cupcakes that LOOK like red velvet cupcakes. I was reading over the other reviews that say they don't taste like red velvet cupcakes. A true red velvet cupcake is not a chocolate cake with red dye added. The "scratch" recipe has minimal cocoa powder that aides in the red color of the cake but does not add flavor. That being said, this recipe should be used to make holiday cupcakes look pretty without all the hassle involved in baking from scratch. For instance, I made these cupcakes for my daughter's holiday party at school. The children don't know the difference between the real thing and an easy substitute. All they care is that they looked pretty with the green frosting "christmas" trees and tasted good. And I didn't have to work as hard! So that is why I gave this recipe 4 stars. I took away the last star because they shouldn't be called red velvet cupcakes.