Eggless Red Velvet Muffins ~ Natural Coloring!!!

I have loved participating in Home Baker’s Challenge ever since the event has begun. Starting from the pizza, it has been a lovely experience. Barring two challenges, I have been able to participate in all of them and have loved the feeling. I love challenges when they suggest recipes that have been on my to-do list from long and I make them to be able to stash it off from my ever increasing list!!!
This month’s challenge is being hosted by the lovely Shazzy from Malaysia, who blogs at “He Chops, She Cooks“. Her blog was previously known as “Cooking with Shazzy” and she has previously guest posted for my blog as well. Being an established home baker in her own way, she hosted a very interesting challenge this month – the Red Velvet cakes and cookies. Now Red Velvet is such a beautiful name for an equally stunning looking dessert!!! The red cakes intermixed with white cheese frosting is just a beauty to watch and can literally dance on the tastebuds. As usual, I have been wanting to make these for quite some time and I tried to stick to the recipes on her provided list. However, the quantity of coloring gel used to get the red color was really worrying me. I somehow avoid the usage of colors in my food. Usage is small forms may not cause any harm, but then I knew that if I buy a bottle of red color, I would definitely not use it again. But then I didn’t want to let go without participating in the challenges.

That was the time when Nimmy posted this recipe on her blog. I was so excited about making it, because it was eggless, butterless and used beetroots to give the red color to the cake. Being a totally guilt conscious recipe, I decided to follow it to participate in this challenge. And I was so glad I did – it was a totally lovely soft cupcakes, with no signs of beets whatsoever. When I was mixing, and Rasha saw me putting in the beetroot puree, she was like, “Ummi, beetroot in cake? I don’t want to eat it!!!” After baking it, we had to go out, so I gave her the cake the next day. She munched it and came back for a couple of more servings. Later, I asked her, “you know what you ate? The cake ummi made yesterday with the beetroots!” She gave me a shocked expression… hehe…

Pssst… I seriously don’t feel nice about that picture. After having it ourselves and distributing it to a close friend, I had only this lone cupcake to photograph and my filthy mood did not make things better. So managed this with my mobile camera…

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Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes ~ Natural Coloring!!!

Author Rafeeda

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 4 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup beetroot puree
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup milk mixed with 1 tbsp vinegar, set aside for 5 minutes
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 200 degrees. Line a muffin pan and set aside.
  • Sieve the dry ingredients together in a bowl.
  • In another bowl, add the oil, sugar and milk set with vinegar and whisk well till combined. Add the beetroot puree and mix well along with the vanilla.
  • Slowly add in the dry ingredients and whisk till combined without lumps.
  • Pour into each muffin mould upto 3/4 volume. Bake for 20-25 minutes till a tester comes out clean - I baked for 25 minutes. Cool on a rack.

Notes

For making beetroot puree, pressure cook one large or two medium beetroots for 3 whistles till done. Allow to cool, peel off the skin, chop into large pieces and puree in your blender till fine. Add 3-4 tbsp water if necessary. Use 3/4 cup from this puree. I got almost 1 1/2 cup of puree from blending one fairly big beetroot.
Instead of milk+vinegar, you can use whisked yogurt.

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  1. So its a redvelevt cum beetroot cake alle πŸ™‚ Kollallo idea…I dont make redvelvet often just because of the colour so this seems like a better option !

    1. Aa, anganeyum vilillaam!!! πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot Vinee…

  2. Yum! Those cupcakes look delicious…

    1. Thank you so much Jaspinder…

  3. Beetroot cake. .looks delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Priya…

  4. I always make this way to feed my kid the goodness of veggies. The cake looks yummy and really healthy.

    1. Thank you so much Eliza…

  5. looks so yummy! nice natural color..

    1. Thank you so much Veena…

  6. I have been on lookout for a red velvet cupcake since a long time.. was it red inside too? I mean when you cut it was it red (or pink)? In my previous attempts I got nice pink/ red crust but inside was always yellow πŸ™

    1. This was all red dear… brick red just like you see in the picture… I'm surprised about that yellow inside, was your mixing fine? Do try this, you will not be disappointed, I am sure…

  7. GReat way to sneak beetroot to kids diet. love the colour

    1. Thank you so much Nammi…

  8. wow… very innovative dear, looks yummy πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Preeti… πŸ™‚

  9. Healthy and interesting cupcake dear…….!

    1. Thank you so much Sony…

  10. Yummy cake .Nice way to include beetroot and give a natural color to the cake .

    1. Thank you so much Sathya…

  11. wow.. thats great.. nice idea to use beets to get the color.. if i had come across this earlier, i wd have tried this.. πŸ˜‰

    1. You can still make them, Laxmi… πŸ™‚ Thanks a lot…

  12. lovely way to add in natural color..yummmy cake!!!

    1. Thank you so much Julie…

  13. beetroot cake…….. very healthy and delicious…

    1. Thank you so much Femi…

  14. lovely! nice way of adding beets..looks yumm..

    1. Thank you so much Lisha…

  15. Lovely red velvet! Like it better that you have not used color!

    1. Thank you so much Beulah…

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  16. Superb way to include natural color,,, I too am waiting to try this cake with beetroot puree,,,have bookmarked few earlier,,, this too gets added to that list πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you so much Aparna… πŸ™‚

  17. Awesome looking cupcake. It has come out so beautifully!

    1. Thank you so much dear…

  18. This is the way I include beets too,looks lovely

    1. Thank you so much Harini…

  19. Loved that gorgeous color.. Yummy cupcakes dear.

    1. Thank you so much Gloria…

  20. I was wanting to bake a beets cake for a while now πŸ™‚ this looks super delicious!

    1. Thank you so much Rekha… πŸ™‚

  21. Excellent and am in love with ur cuppies..Wonderful and thats great to go for beets for natural colouring.

    1. Thank you so much Priyaakka…

  22. I love making red velvet goodies using beets and have made several of them. They taste divine, don't they?

    1. Oh yes, they did Lail… thank you for coming over…

  23. A good idea and looks really yummy……

    1. Thank you so much Remya…

  24. Love the idea of adding beets,looks so yummy

    1. Thank you so much Suja…

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