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Green Velvet Cupcakes

Author: Lisa Kerhin


  • 2 1/2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 bottle 1 oz green food coloring
  • 1 batch of The Best Cream Cheese Frosting a tub of store-bought frosting
  • candy sprinkles to decorate


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your cupcake pan with cupcake liners or spray pan with non-stick spray.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Whisk until completely combined. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of your stand mixer (or a large bowl if using an electric hand mixer), lightly beat the 2 eggs then add in oil, buttermilk, vinegar, and vanilla.
  • Add your dry ingredients into your wet ingredients, a little at a time, mixing well after each additions.
  • Once all of the dry ingredients are incorporated into the wet, now is the time to add the 1 ounce bottle of green food coloring (yes, all of it). Be sure your mixer is on LOW speed and blend in the green food coloring until it's completely combined, about 2 minutes. Scrap the sides of your bowl as needed.
  • Fill cupcake liners with batter, about 2/3 - 3/4 full. Bake 16 - 19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when tested.
  • Let the cupcakes cool in the pan for 5 - 10 minutes and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely before frosting.
  • Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and decorate with candy sprinkles.