With the holiday season just around the corner, these red velvet muffins with kiss of chocolate chips serve as the perfect dessert for your guests or a cute little thoughtful gift for your host! Either ways everyone will be pleased!
Not sure what to gift your host of the upcoming house party? Or still figuring out the desserts for your guests? These red velvet muffins with kiss of choco-chips are the answer to both! And trust me, your host and/or guests will be impressed!
Red velvet is such a classic cake that you can never go wrong with this. You can surely make these red velvet muffins and top them up with cream cheese frosting for that ultra-luxury dessert for your guests.
I kept these red velvet muffins simpler this time mainly to make it easier to serve and/or carry. Also you can make these a day ahead and you need not worry about dessert on the very day of your party!
Additionally, these red velvet muffins have universal appeal. These are equally loved by kids and adults without any fuss.
The deep chocolaty flavor of a regular red velvet is enhanced in these red velvet muffins with the addition of chocolate chips and that makes these muffins ultra-special!
Making these red velvet muffins is quite simple – like any other muffin or cupcake. And to keep them rich and decadent, just perfect for the party season, I have used butter instead of oil.
Just ensure that the red food color you are using has the right amount of intensity. I had to use about a teaspoon of liquid color, you may need to adjust it based on the brand of color you are using.
I started with half a teaspoon of color first but the vibrancy was not up to the mark, hence I added another half teaspoon and the color of my red velvet muffins turned out to be perfect!
That’s all there is to it! These red velvet muffins are super easy to make and you can also make them for your breakfast on-the-go and you would be all set for a colorful day! Enjoy!
- All-purpose flour or cake flour – 125 gms (1 & ¼ cups)
- Baking powder – ¼ tsp
- Salt – ¼ tsp
- Regular or Dutch-processed cocoa powder – 1 tbsp
- Unsalted butter – 57 gms (1/4 cup), at room temperature
- Granulated white sugar – 150 gms (3/4 cup)
- Egg – 1, large
- Vanilla extract – ½ tsp
- Buttermilk – 120 ml (½ cup)
- Liquid red food color – 1 tsp
- White distilled vinegar – ½ tsp
- Baking soda – ½ tsp
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips – ½ cup
- Preheat oven to 175 C / 350 F and line about 12 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.
- In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Set is aside.
- In another large bowl, beat the butter until soft using a hand mixer, about 1-2 minutes.
- Add the sugar and beat until butter becomes light and fluffy which would take about 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup whisk the buttermilk with the red food color.
- Now to combine dry and wet ingredients, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture beating after each addition keeping the mixer on low speed. It will take three steps, beginning and ending with the flour.
- In another small cup mix the vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the prepared cake batter. Don’t leave the batter to sit after adding the vinegar mixture and quickly complete the next step.
- Divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups. Sprinkle 1 tsp of chocolate chips over each muffin to cover the top.
- Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 18 - 23 minutes, or until a tooth-pick inserted into the center of the muffins comes out clean.
- Your delicious red velvet muffin with kiss of choco-chips is ready to devour! Enjoy!