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Red Velvet Cupcake Bites for Christmas

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Time is just flying by! Only 13 more days until Christmas…yikes! Are you ready? Have you started your baking yet? Today I have Red Velvet Cupcake Bites to add to your baking list!

I started with Martha’s recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes and lightened them up a bit with Truvia Baking Blend. The red velvet flavor is very subtle in this recipe, in my opinion, but they still taste good.

Let’s get started…

You will need…Flour, Truvia Baking Blend, Unsweetened Cocoa Powder, Salt, Oil, Eggs, Red No-Taste Gel Paste {no-taste is important}, Vanilla, Buttermilk, Baking Soda and White Vinegar.

Truvia Baking Blend is a blend of zero-calorie Truvia natural sweetener and sugar and packaged in a product that’s designed for easy, at-home baking. It also can be substituted for sugar in any recipe by simply using half as much Truvia Baking Blend as you would sugar.

Step 1

  • Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and salt. Set aside.

Step 2

  • Add the oil and Truvia Baking Blend to the mixture and combine

Step 3

  • Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg

Step 4

  • Add the vanilla and red gel paste. It’s important that you use No-Taste gel, because red coloring can be bitter.

Step 5

  • Add the flour mixture in 3 additions alternating with buttermilk. To make buttermilk, add a splash of vinegar to a measuring cup and add milk, let set a few minutes.

Step 6

  • Add baking soda to a small bowl, then add vinegar, stir. Add to cupcake batter and beat on medium for 10 seconds.

Divide batter into mini muffin pan and bake for about 12-15 minutes.

Red Velvet Cupcake Bites

Red Velvet Cupcake Bites

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Red Velvet Cupcake Bites are the perfect addition to your Christmas or Holiday Dinner. Recipe from HoosierHomemade.com. Adapted from Martha Stewart


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup Truvia Baking Blend or 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups oil {vegetable or canola}
  • 2 large eggs, room temp
  • 1 teaspoon No-Taste Red gel paste {No-taste is important}
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons distilled white vinegar

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 oz {1/2 package} cream cheese, softened
  • 2-3 cups powdered sugar, depending on consistency
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk or cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or line mini muffin pan with liners
  2. Whisk together flour, cocoa powder and salt, set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine oil and Truvia until well combined
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing after each
  5. Add vanilla and gel paste
  6. Add flour mixture in thirds, alternating with buttermilk. Mix well
  7. Add baking soda to a small bowl, pour in vinegar, stir
  8. Add to batter and mix well for 10 seconds.
  9. Divide batter, and bake for about 12-15 minutes, depending on the size of cupcakes.
  10. Cool completely


  1. In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese and 1 cup powdered sugar
  2. Gradually add more powdered sugar, alternating with milk until desired consistency


  1. Fit a decorator bag with a large round tip, fill with frosting
  2. Pipe on frosting and add sprinkles if desired


This recipe can be made in regular size cupcakes as well, adjust the cooking time to 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

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    1. Hi Michelle, the Truvia worked great! You really can’t tell the difference between it and sugar. I’m not a huge fan of red velvet myself, but it wasn’t because of the Truvia. Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I think red velvet cake and cupcakes are so pretty. Unfortunately I hate the taste of them and I do believe I am the only person in America that feels that way. Rather isolated….just saying.

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