Red velvet cupcakes Recipe

Red velvet cupcakes


Dry Ingredients
  • 2 1/2 cups plain flour
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp cocoa (use non-alkalinised, e.g. Hershey's or Nestle)

Wet Ingredients
  • 1 1/4 cups veg oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 25 mL red food colouring
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250g butter
  • 500g cream cheese
  • 4 cups sifted powdered sugar

How to make Red velvet cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 180 deg celsius.
  • Line cupcake pans with paper cupcake liners.
  • Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk the wet ingredients together until it combines smoothly.
  • Gradually sift and fold the dry ingredients mixture into the wet mixture.
  • Pour mixture into cupcake liners till about 3/4 way.
  • Bake in oven for 20 to 25 min.
  • Cream butter with an electric beater on low in a bowl until pale.
  • Add cream cheese and beat till fluffy.
  • Add sugar and beat on high until fluffy.
  • Remove cupcakes from oven and let cool.
  • When cupcakes are cool, spread cream cheese frosting and sprinkle with crushed walnuts and top with berries.
  • Chill in the fridge to firm up the frosting.
  • (makes 32 little ones and 12 bigger ones)
  • (adapted from Paula Deen's recipe; I reduced the veg oil and sugar used. Also the cream cheese frosting I made lasted 3 batches of cupcakes. Book a session with your cardiologist before and after consumption.)
  • corrinnej
    corrinnej says

    This looks divine! WoW!

  • Chengaleng
    Chengaleng says

    Thanks, they didn't survive the party long! Plus they freeze well, great for last minute guests.

  • karpo
    karpo says

    this looks amazing - i will have to make these; and I love that they freeze well!!

  • funkybrownchick
    funkybrownchick says

    So pretty. :) I just sent a "tweet" out via my Twitter ( to alert my followers of this beauty.

  • Chengaleng
    Chengaleng says

    Rockalicious :) Thanks hon!

  • ZenCupcake
    ZenCupcake says

    This looks so good! Wish I could bake.

  • elaineli04
    elaineli04 says

    look great!

  • honeynbutters
    honeynbutters says

    These red velvet cupcakes are becoming so popular with these cupcake stores that are popping up everywhere. This is my favorite flavor and your presentation looks better than in the stores, thanks will have to try!

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