Dec 25, 2015

Eggless Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe - Red Velvet Cupcakes made using Beetroot

Red velvet cake which i shared here is a most popular cake recipe. Many have been asking me to share a eggless version of it. So when i searched that in google i came across this amazing recipe in divine taste which caught my eye immediately because it uses beetroot as the red colour in this cake.

Luckily i had all the ingredients on hand and i actually halved the recipe and made only 6 cupcakes. The colour, texture and taste of this cupcakes turned out just delicious..

I decorated it with whipped cream, you can make my cream cheese frosting for this as well or use my flour buttercream.

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Baking Time : 20 to 25 mins
Makes : 12 cupcakes
Recipe Source: Divine Taste


All Purpose Flour / Maida - 1 1/2 cup / 180 grams
Sugar - 1 cup / 200 grams
Cocoa Powder - 1 tblspn
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp
Beetroot Puree - 3/4 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Vinegar - 1 tblspn
Vegetable Oil - 1/2 cup / 120 ml
Vanilla Essence - 1 tsp
Whipped Cream as needed for topping
Sprinkles for topping

(My 1 cup measures 240 ml)


Preheat oven to 180 degree C. Line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake cases and set aside.

Cook beetroot in a pan or pressure cooker till it is done. Cool it down and puree till smooth. Cool this completely.

Take flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a bowl and mix well.

Take milk, vinegar in a bowl and mix well. 

Now to this add in oil, vanilla, beetroot puree and sugar and mix well.

Now add in the flour mix and fold gently. 

Now spoon this into muffin cases using icecream scoop and bake this for 20 to 25 mins till a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

Now remove this from oven and cool completely.

Now decorate with whipped cream and sprinkles..

Take all your ingredients

Line your cupcake tray with muffin liners
You have to cook your beetroots, cut the top and bottom off

peel the skin

grate it

take it in a pot

add little water

cook till the beetroot is done

Cool that down, take it in a blender

puree till smooth
Now take flour in a bowl

add in baking powder

add salt

add in cocoa powder

mix well

take milk in a bowl

add vinegar

mix well and set aside

add in oil

add in vanilla

add in sugar

add in beetroot puree

mix well

Add in flour mix

fold gently

use a icecream scoop to take it 

fill your cupcake liners

Bake them

Remove them and let it cool down

Meanwhile i whipped some cream

time to decorate

take your cupcake

dollop with whipped cream

take your sprinkles

top it 



  1. Hai sis,All your recipes are yum yum especially cookies, cakes, buns,dips. can you suggest me best OTG to buy??? Sis can u share anjinayar kovil vadai? Am asking you for long time.

  2. why u use vinegar and what is vegetable oil?

  3. Very nice... beautiful :)

    have you try red velvet cake???!!

  4. Omg
    U re a cooking genius
    U never cease to impress
    Ur hard work and patience is unmatchable
    Try to start a big level baking business or a restaurant :)
    Great talent shud reach the world.

  5. Looks tempting.. Will try it.
    Where did u get the cup cake liners? Plz provide me the link

  6. hi aarthi akka, thanks for sharing this recipe.

  7. why do u use vinegar?can i add lemon juice instead?what is vegetable oil?plz reply

  8. why vinegar?veg oil means?

  9. Hiaarthi
    Ur cake looks yummy...I want to try
    Can v bake it as a normal cake and shall I use lemon juice instead of vinegar

  10. @Meena Kolayes u can bake it as normal cake and you can use lemon juice

  11. @Anonymousvinegar makes it fluffy and vegetable oil means normal oil.

  12. @gokila pugazhcheck this link

  13. Can v make it using Atta instead of Maida??

  14. Hi aarthi ,,awesome cupcake..I have a question...we have arranged birthday party for our kid..have planned to do vanille Cake with whipped cream and r.v cupcake and strawberry cupcake..planning to do frosting and cake the day before and store in fridge..please need ur advise cuz I'm baking ur recipes :)

  15. Aarthi,

    I hv been reading your recipes for few months,
    It's really interesting..

    For a red velvet cake recipe, many suggested to go for artificial red color..but using beetroot purée is really a great tip to avoid such artificial colors.
    Your description, presentation adds great value.

    Looking forward many more healthy recipes and tips from you. Hearty wishes..

    Warm regards,

  16. hi... can I make this WITH eggs? if so, what ingredient should be replaced?

  17. I have tried few recipes from your blog... I myself is passionate about cooking.. and do love to try new experiments... this cake looks yum.. will definitely try


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