This recipe for healthier red velvet cupcakes means that you can enjoy a delicious treat with less guilt!
Lower in calories and sugar than the traditional version, with no artificial colors, this is the perfect cupcake recipe for any time of the year!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, cocoa and salt.
In another large mixing bowl, beat sugar, applesauce and oil until combined.
Add eggs and egg whites, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Mix in natural food coloring and vanilla.
Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk (a half a cup each time), and whisking well after each.
Stir together the baking soda and vinegar in a small bowl (it will foam); add mixture to the batter, and mix until combined, about 10 seconds.