Red Velvet cupcakes traditionally contain cocoa powder and red food coloring. After all, the food coloring is what gives them their name, and the cocoa powder is what provides the flavor — otherwise you would just have plain, boring white cupcakes. However, this recipe’s addition of orange zest to the batter gives these treats another dimension. The zest adds a slight “zing” to the overall flavor. Top these cupcakes with cream cheese icing and enjoy!
Source Sassy Radish