They say red velvet cakes are just chocolate cakes in disguise. I don’t know if I can agree with that statement, but red velvet anything steals my heart in an instant. This is why I decided it was time for a keto red velvet cupcakes recipe made by yours truly. I try to create the easiest possible recipes for the mainstream, original versions of delicious foods. Although this one has a few more ingredients than just five, it’s pretty much foolproof. I actually made these keto red velvet cupcakes to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but I had finals and they were totally exhausting. So my Instagram version of Valentine’s Day was February 15th, haha.
Are they easy to make?
There’s no rocket science here folks. Honestly if you want to make your life as easy as you can all you need is a muffin tray, some cupcake liners (not needed if you’re using a silicone mold), a hand mixer and two bowls. You technically can do it without the mixer, but that’s going to give you one hell of an upper body workout and I’m just not that kind of a gal. In other words, too lazy to do all that.
The idea is to mix the egg, coconut milk and vanilla extract until there’s no lumps and it’s a bit frothy. Two to three minutes here is just fine. Then mix the rest of the ingredients in a separate bowl and add the previously made egg mixture. Then add food coloring, and you’re practically ready to pop them in the oven.
For another easy, ketogenic recipe check out my Keto Mini Cheesecake Muffins! They’re just as easy to make, delicious and perfect if you’re meal prepping ahead.
Is the food coloring in keto red velvet cupcakes healthy?
There’s absolutely no food coloring in my life. Unless it’s organic or natural, and that’s the main difference. If you google up natural food coloring powder or liquid in your country, I’m sure you’ll find something you can order locally or even get an international delivery right to your door. I got mine from Color Kitchen, but if you know any other natural or organic brands you’ll be just fine.
Are the few drops of artificial coloring going to kill you? Probably not, but let’s be honest here and admit that food dyes are terrible. The only disappointment I have in the natural and organic ones (which are mostly made with fruit or vegetable juice or powder) is that a lot of them have maltodextrin or dextrose to stabilize the natural dye. But it’s not like we should eat desserts all the time, even if they’re ketogenic. Right?!