Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Classic red velvet cupcakes with a smooth chocolate flavor.

Cupcake recipe

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Cake ingredients

  • ½ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • ¾ c caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tbs red food coloring
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ c all purpose flour
  • ½ c buttermilk
  • 1 ½ tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt

Frosting ingredients

  • ¾ stick unsalted butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 c powdered sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease a 12 capacity muffin tin or line the holes with paper cases.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and creamy.
  3. Add the egg and beat for about a minute until well incorporated.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the cocoa powder, red food coloring and vanilla extract. Add to the butter mixture and mix thoroughly until combined.
  5. Add about half of the flour and stir or beat in gently.
  6. Add about half the buttermilk and beat until you have a smooth mixture. Repeat with the remaining flour and buttermilk.
  7. Add the white wine vinegar, baking soda and salt and mix thoroughly on high speed for 5 minutes.
  8. Pour the mixture evenly among the prepared tins.
  9. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
  10. To make the frosting, cream the butter with the cream cheese until pale and fluffy.
  11. Add in the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, beating between additions.
  12. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before piping onto cooled cupcakes and decorate as desired.