Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting.

These red velvet cupcakes are AWESOME! My husband said they were better than our local bakery.  Now that’s a compliment.

Give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed.  Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting. Now, that’s perfection!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting.

How to make moist Red Velvet Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.

In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting.

Why Do The Ingredients Need to Be Room Temperature for baking?

Room temperature, eggs, butter, and other dairy ingredients will result in a better emulsion. Proper air incorporation, butter distribution, emulsification, and sugar dissolving. While baking in the oven, that trapped air expands and produces a light and fluffy baked good.

In a large bowl gently beat the oil, buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla extract. I just use a handheld electric mixer.

How to Make Buttermilk

Place 1 1/2 Tablespoons white vinegar in a measuring cup. Pour milk into a measuring cup until it reaches 1 1/2 cups total. Let sit for about 5 minutes

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting.

Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake papers, about 2/3 full.

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting.

  1. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  2. Let cool completely before frosting.

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting.

Prepare the frosting by creaming the butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and vanilla.

I dare you to just eat ONE!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes - These cupcakes are so moist and flavorful! My husband claims they are better than our local bakery.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Deep red color, moist, soft fluffy crumb and slathered with a sinful cream cheese frosting. So much better than bakery cupcakes!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24
Calories: 298kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 Tbs red food coloring (I only used 2 Tbs, that was all I had)
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 4 Tbs butter, softened
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3 3/4-4 1/2 cups powdered sugar (this will depend on how thick you like the frosting)
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two 12-cup muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  • In a large bowl beat the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs,  red food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake papers, about 2/3 full.
  • Bake 20 to 22 minutes. Or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool completely before frosting.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and vanilla.

Notes

Nutrition facts will depend on what type of ingredients you use. This is just an estimate. We do our best to give you nutritional information as correct as possible. Please feel free to calculate for yourself.

Nutrition

Calories: 298kcal

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Comments

  1. Reply

    I love red velvet cake. I have never made it homemade. but I will have to. This looks great!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Charlene I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Reply

    5 stars
    Red velvet cake is my ultimate favorite cake. MMMM. I throw in a little cool whip with my frosting to give it a little something extra. It’s soo good!.

    Thanks for linking up with me at Manic Monday Linky Party!

  3. Reply

    Those cupcakes look amazing!

    1. Reply

      Thank you they are amazingly delish!

  4. Reply

    5 stars
    These look fantastic! I’m going to have to try to make these. Thank you for sharing! But I’m not thanking you for the sugar craving I now have LOL 😉

    1. Reply

      Hehe sorry Jenn! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Reply

    Yum! Homemade red velvet is one of my absolute favorites! 🙂 #SmallVictories

  6. Reply

    5 stars
    These look so amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Denise!

  7. Reply

    Oh My, these sound heavenly! Totally trying these!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Erin!

  8. Reply

    I’m sure you have planned make me hungry, right?? Love those red cupcakes! They seem to have the perfect moisture.
    Thanks for sharing with us at #TwoUsesTuesday, shared at StumbleUpon
    Hugs,

    Pili

    1. Reply

      hehe That’s the point! Thanks for stopping by Pili!

  9. Reply

    Wow, those are bright! I just love cream cheese frosting.

    1. Reply

      And they are oh so yummy! Thanks for stopping by Keri!

  10. Reply

    Red Velvet is my favorite. I’ll have to give your recipe a try! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  11. Reply

    My husband loves everything red velvet, so I’m pinning this! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you T’onna!

  12. Reply

    Oh yum! I have never made red velvet from scratch. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Jann!

  13. Reply

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  14. Reply

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy them, Amy!

  15. Reply

    Red Velvet is a family favorite! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! I’m excited to start the party back up this week…hope you can come join me! Happy New Year! Pinned!

  16. Reply

    5 stars
    Oh I truly adore cupcakes and red velvet is delicious. Looks amazing. Happy new Year! Thanks for linking up to #ShareWithMe

  17. Reply

    Oh man I can’t wait to make these tomorrow. I am pregnant and this is going to fix my sweet craving.

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy them, Ashley! Congratulations!

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