Beet-Red Velvet Cupcakes

Beet Red Velvet Cupcakes
Cooking Method
Difficulty Intermediate
Prep Time: 4 min Cook Time: 25 min Rest Time: 5 min Total Time: 34 mins
Servings 14
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

This nutritious snack is filled with essential vitamins and minerals without losing that delicious red velvet flavor.

  • 2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 Eggs (large)
  • 1/2 cup Honey
  • 1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 Beet (roasted)
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • Beet Cream Cheese Frosting (Optional)
  • 18 ounces Cream Cheese (low fat, softened)
  • 1/2 cup Butter (unsalted, room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup Powder Sugar
  • 1/2 cup Beet Puree
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla Extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. In a large bowl, sift and combine dry ingredients: all-purpose flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.

  3. In a separate bowl, combine wet ingredients: eggs, low-fat milk, honey, oil, roasted beet, and vanilla extract.

  4. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet and mix.

  5. Pour about 1/3 cup of the mixture into lined muffin tins and bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

  6. Cool completely before adding frosting.

  7. Beet Cream Cheese Frosting
  8. Place all the ingredients in a mixer and beat on medium to high speed until fluffy.

  9. Spread on cupcakes and serve with a cup of low-fat milk. 

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake

Servings 14

Amount Per Serving
Calories 171kcal
Calories from Fat 8kcal
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.3g10%
Saturated Fat 0.7g4%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 27mg9%
Sodium 150mg7%
Potassium 156mg5%
Total Carbohydrate 25.7g9%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g3%
Sugars 11.6g
Protein 3.49g7%

Vitamin A IU
Vitamin C mg
Calcium 5 mg
Iron 6 mg
Vitamin D 58 IU
Vitamin E IU
Vitamin K mcg
Thiamin mg
Riboflavin mg
Niacin mg
Vitamin B6 mg
Folate mcg
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Pantothenic Acid mg
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Manganese mg
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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost/serving: $0.16

Note: The cost are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

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Keywords: Beets, cupcakes, red velvet