Red Velvet Muffins from Scratch

*A special thanks to LorAnn Oils for providing me with bakery emulsions to make this Red Velvet Muffins post possible

Red Velvet Muffins from scratch are easy and delicious with LorAnn red velvet bakery emulsion. Red velvet baked goods are sort of a secret love of mine, but I hate having to use a whole bottle of red food coloring to get them just right. I used a red velvet cake mix to make these cookies, but I wanted my red velvet muffins to taste like muffins, not cupcakes.

Red Velvet Muffins from scratch are moist and delicious

I started with a basic muffin recipe that I had, and switched it up a bit. The results were exactly what I was looking for- a red velvet muffin with just the slightest bit of sweetness and the perfect color of red.

We don’t go overboard on sweets at my house, so I didn’t want to make a huge batch of 24 muffins. This batch makes the perfect number at 10-12 muffins, depending on how full you fill your muffin cups.

Red Velvet Muffins from scratch are moist and delicious

Perfect with your morning cup of coffee, or even with a glass of milk for an afternoon snack, I hope you enjoy these red velvet muffins as much as we did.

Yields 10-12

Red Velvet Muffins from Scratch

Red Velvet Muffins from scratch are easy and delicious with LorAnn Bakery Emulsion

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 3/4 C all- purpose flour
  • 1/3 C sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 3/4 C milk
  • 1/4 C cooking oil
  • 1 Tbsp LorAnn Red Velvet Bakery Emulsion


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Spray 12 muffin cups with non-stick baking spray or line with paper baking cups
  3. Combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl, making a well in the center
  4. In a small bowl, mix egg, milk, oil and bakery emulsion
  5. Add egg mixture to dry ingredients all at once, mixing until just moistened; batter will be lumpy {over mixing can cause a tough texture}
  6. Spooning batter into muffins cups, fill up to 2/3 full
  7. Bake at 400 degrees for 15-18 minutes
  8. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes before serving
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Breakfast

These RED VELVET MUFFINS have just the slightest bit of sweetness and the perfect color of red!


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  1. says

    These look awesome Rachel! How did I miss the boat on these products?!? I’m definitely going to have to check out that brand! Pinned!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks, Julie! Well, you’ve been a tad busy lately, lol

  2. says

    This looks so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned. We had so much fun partying with you at our last party. We hope to see you tonight’s party at 7 pm. We love to see what you have been working on!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  3. says

    YUMMY! These look fabulous – pinning for later 🙂

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