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Red Velvet Cupcakes with Seven-Minute Frosting

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18 servings, 1 cupcake each

Prepare these beautiful cupcakes for your next festive occasion.

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and 1/2 tsp. salt. Beat butter and 1-1/4 cups sugar in large bowl with mixer until light and fluffy. Add whole eggs, 1 at time, beating well after each addition. Add dressing and 1 tsp. vanilla; mix well.
  • Add flour mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Mix vinegar and food colouring until blended; stir into batter. Spoon into 18 paper-lined muffin cups.
  • Bake 18 to 20 min. or until toothpick inserted in centres comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 min. Remove to wire racks; cool completely.
  • Beat egg whites, water, corn syrup, cream of tartar, and remaining salt, sugar and vanilla, in large heatproof bowl with mixer until blended. Place bowl over saucepan of simmering water; beat with hand mixer on high speed 7 min. or until mixture forms soft peaks.
  • Transfer bowl to countertop. Beat 1 to 3 min. or until frosting is thickened and of desired spreading consistency. Cool to room temperature. Spread onto cupcakes; top with coloured sugar.


The cupcakes can be baked ahead of time. Cool, then store in airtight container up to 24 hours before frosting as directed. Or for longer storage, freeze in freezer container up to 1 month. Thaw before frosting as directed.


  • 18 servings, 1 cupcake each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 18 servings, 1 cupcake each
Calories 270
% Daily Value
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 4g
Cholesterol 35mg
Sodium 270mg
Carbohydrate 45g
Dietary fibre 1g
Sugars 31g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 0 %DV
Calcium 2 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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