Red Velvet Muffins

Red velvet muffins are soft, moist and fluffy muffins that taste and look just like a classic red velvet cake.  Add white chocolate chips or fill with a sweet cream cheese filling. 

In a mixing bowl, whisk the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt together until well combined.

Step 1:  

In another bowl whisk the melted and cooled butter, oil, granulated sugar, eggs, vanilla extract and red gel food coloring together until well combined.

Step 2:  

Using a mesh strainer, sift the dry ingredients into the wet, alternating with the buttermilk until just combined.

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Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel or lid and rest at room temperature while preheating the oven to 375 F (190 C). Fold in the white chocolate chips after the resting period and right before scooping the batter into the muffin pan.

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When it’s time to bake, line 1 - 2 muffin pans with cupcake liners. Use a 3 tablespoon sized cookie scoop to scoop the muffin batter into each of the lined muffin cups.

Step 5:  

Bake the muffins at 375 F (190 C) for 18 - 22 minutes. The muffins are done when a toothpick inserted into the center comes about with a few moist crumbs or when a finger pressed gently into the center of the muffins quickly bounces back.

Step 6:  

If you’d like to add more white chocolate chips to the top, do so as soon as the muffins come out of the oven. Cool the velvet muffins in the muffin pan for 5 - 10 minutes.

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