Gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes

Gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes For Dessert Lovers

One of the most loved cupcake recipes in the last couple of years has been the red velvet cupcakes. Red velvet is loved by many due to it’s such a unique flavor and eye-pleasing presentation.

So, here we present to you the recipe for red velvet cupcakes; which are moist, buttery, and soft. Topped with a simple cream cheese, your delicious savory is ready to hog on!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe


For cupcakes

  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • One egg
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tbsp distilled white vinegar

For cream cheese frosting

  • 4 ounces butter at room temperature
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract


Step 1

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Also, line a standard cupcake pan with cupcake cases.
Gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes For Dessert Lovers
Gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes For Dessert Lovers

Step 2

  • Cream the butter and sugar on medium-high speed for around 3 minutes, until light and fluffy.
  • Turn the blender to high and crack the egg in it. While scraping the bowl whisk until combined well.
  • Further, combine the vanilla extract, red food coloring, and cocoa powder in another bowl to form a thick paste.
  • Add this to the egg batter and blend on medium speed till thoroughly mixed. Note: You need to keep scraping the bottom of the bowl in between, to make sure that all the batter gets colored thoroughly.
  • Then lessen the mixer speed to low and gradually add half part of the buttermilk. Also, mix half part of the flour and process until mixed.
  • Scrape the bowl once and repeat blending with the rest of the milk and flour.
  • Now whisk on high speed until the batter reaches a smooth consistency.
  • Once more reduce the speed to low to combine the baking soda, salt, and vinegar in the batter.
  • Now turn the food processor to high and whisk for a few more minutes until batter is thoroughly blended and smooth.
  • When done, pour the batter equally among the cupcake liners.
  • Put the cupcakes in the preheated oven to bake for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Keep aside to cool for 10 minutes.
  • Then remove cupcakes from the pan and transfer them on a wire rack to cool down thoroughly.

Step 3

Gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes For Dessert Lovers
Gorgeous Red Velvet Cupcakes For Dessert Lovers
  • Beat the butter and cream cheese using an electric mixer with the whisk attachment on high speed for around 5 minutes. Do not forget to scrape down the bowl as needed.
  • Gradually mix the powdered sugar after reducing the speed. Whisk until everything is combined well.
  • Then add the vanilla essence and blend to combine. Raise the speed to medium-high and whisk for a couple of minutes. Whisk while scraping the bowl as required until you see that the frosting is light and fluffy.
  • Now pipe this frosting on top of the cooled cupcakes.
  • You are all set to devour your gorgeous and delicious red velvet cupcakes.
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