Rich Red Velvet Cake

August 10th, 2012 | Posted by Milana in Dessert - (0 Comments)

In the honor of my brother-in-law’s 26th Birthday I decided to surprise him by baking his favorite cake! After he devoured his first piece he claims its the best Red Velvet he has ever tasted! I got the recipe from …..HAPPY BAKING!


1-½ cups all purpose flour

1 cup white whole wheat flour

1-½ cups cane or coconut sugar

 1 Tablespoon cocoa

 ½ teaspoon salt

 1 teaspoon baking soda

 2 Large Eggs, room temperature

3/4 cups avocado oil

¾ cups unsweetened applesauce

 1 cup buttermilk, kefir or cultured cashew milk

 1 Tablespoon vinegar

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 oz. red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting:

8 oz. Cream Cheese, Softened

1/2 Stick Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature

2 Cups Confectioners’ Sugar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease and flour two 8 inch cake pans.  Lightly whisk eggs in a medium bowl. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.  Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really well with another wire whisk.  Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.   Pour into cake pans and then drop the pans on the counter a few times to release any air bubbles.   Bake for about 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.   After about ten minutes, remove from pans and cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.

To Make Frosting:

Beat Cream Cheese and Butter on medium speed while gradually adding the sugar. Beat until smooth and fluffy. Stir in vanilla extract.

***Calories Include Frosting Per Piece

16 Servings
Amount Per Serving
  Calories 370.9
  Total Fat 17.3 g
  Saturated Fat 4.9 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 3.4 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 8.1 g
  Cholesterol 34.2 mg
  Sodium 234.2 mg
  Potassium 73.2 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 50.8 g
  Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
  Sugars 35.4 g
  Protein 5.0 g
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I made these delicious cupcakes for my sisters Sweet 16! She loved them!!! These are the most luxurious, low calorie red velvet cupcakes I have ever tasted!!! You guys must give these a try! I got this recipe off of Let me know how you guys like them! 🙂

Servings: 24 Serving

Size: 1 cupcake with frosting

  • 1-1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 cup white whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup cane or coconut sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsweetened dutch-process cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 egg whites
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/3 cup buttermilk or Trader Joe’s Cultured Cashew Milk
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring


Preheat oven to 350. Line cupcake tins with liners. In a large mixing bowl, stir together flours, salt, cocoa, and baking powder. In another large bowl beat sugar, applesauce and butter. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a separate bowl mix baking soda and vinegar. Add half of the dry ingredients into the egg mixture, mix well. Add buttermilk, red food coloring and mix well. Add the remaining dry ingredients and fold in vinegar and baking soda. Pour in prepared cupcake liners 3/4 of the way. Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool, then frost with low fat cream cheese frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth.


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