Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe made with Truvia

Baking has never been this smooth and easy. These moist, velvety cupcakes are full of rich, cocoa flavor. On a lighter note, they have 16% fewer calories* and 68% less sugar* per serving than the full-sugar version. Makes 12 cupcakes.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serving size: 1 cupcake

Calories: 200 Calories



  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa

  • ¼ tsp baking powder

  • 12 tsp baking soda

  • 12 tsp salt

  • 12 cup shortening

  • 3 oz Greek plain fat-free yogurt

  • 14 cup Truvia Cane Sugar Blend

  • 1 egg**

  • 12 cup water

  • Several drops of red food coloring or, 1-2 Tbsp beet powder

  • ½ tsp vanilla extract


** Please remember to wash hands, utensils, equipment, and work surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after they come in contact with raw egg.


  • 1.

    Preheat oven to 350° F. Insert paper liners into your cupcake pan or grease the cups.

  • 2.

    Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, Truvia Cane Sugar Blend and salt in large bowl. Set aside.

  • 3.

    Combine shortening, yogurt, egg, water, red food coloring and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Mix for 1 minute.

  • 4.

    Slowly add dry ingredients into the wet ingredient mixture. Stir until well mixed, about 1 minute.

  • 5.

    Fill paper-lined or greased cups ¾ full with batter.

  • 6.

    Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the cupcakes comes out clean.

  • 7.

    Let the cupcakes sit in the pan for 2 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack.

  • 8.

    Mix softened cream cheese and Truvía® Cane Sugar Blend at low speed for 1 minute.

  • 9.

    Add the vanilla extract and mix for another minute at low to medium speed or until creamy and smooth.

  • 10.

    Frost the cooled cupcakes.

  • 11.

    Store in a sealed container.

*This cupcake has 200 calories, 13 grams fat and 5 grams of sugar per serving compared to the original recipe that has 240 calories, 13 grams fat and 16 grams of sugar per serving. See nutrition information.

Nutrition Per Serving

Total Fat 13g
Saturated Fat 4.5g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 290mg
Total Carbohydrate 19g
Dietary FIber 1g
Total Sugars 5g
Erythritol 3g
Protein 5g
Vitamin D 0% DV
Calcium 4% DV
Iron 10% DV
Potassium 4% DV
Red Velvet Cupcakes is rated 1.5 out of 5 by 2.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from cupcakes Ok,lousy recipe..BUT, the same can be accomplished by purchasing box mixes,use truvia in place of sugar,use just egg Whites, &a healthy butter substitute (marg,oil,applesauce). Mix up the 1%milk,lo calorie cream cheese,truvia,etc. for frosting!Turns out yummy every time!;-)
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tastes horrid. I followed the directions, with the exception of using all-purpose flour (vs. cake flour) and cherry juice (vs. red food coloring), and although they looked scrumptious...they tasted horrible.
Date published: 2014-01-20
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