Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

shschicagometro 08 Feb 2022

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Red velvet cupcakes are an easy and effortlessly rich treat for the Valentine season! Here’s a recipe we recommend to cater to your sweet tooth!


1 2/3 cups of all-purpose flour

2 tsp. of cocoa powder

1 tsp. of baking powder

1/4 tsp. of baking soda

1 cup of granulated sugar

1/4 tsp. of kosher salt

3/4 cup of buttermilk

3/4 cup unsalted butter, warmed to room temperature

2 tbsp. of pure vanilla extract

3 eggs

Red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature

16 oz. of cream cheese, warmed to room temperature

1 ½ lb, of sifted confectioners’ sugar

1 tsp. of pure vanilla extract

A pinch of kosher salt


  • Preheat your oven to 350° F. Place cupcake papers in a cupcake pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix and whisk together all dry cupcake ingredients.
  • Cut the stick of room temp butter into pieces then disperse evenly into the dry mixture to mix.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, vanilla, eggs, and red food coloring.
  • Slowly add this mixture into the dry ingredient bowl. Mix until combined.
  • Distribute the cupcake batter evenly into pan papers.
  • Bake at 350° F for approx. 15-20 minutes. Let cool on the baking rack.

Now time to make your frosting!

  • Start by creaming your butter while sifting the confectioner’s sugar into a large bowl.
  • Add cream cheese to the creamed butter along with vanilla extract and a pinch of salt. Beat this all together.
  • Then add the confectioners’ sugar one cup at a time until all is combined. (Add more confectioners’ sugar if you desire a thicker frosting)
  • Transfer buttercream into a piping bag (or a plastic zip lock bag with bottom corner cut off) and top dollops on top of cooled cupcakes.
  • Feel free to add sprinkles, heart candies, or crumbled cupcake on frosting to dress your dessert!

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