Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Total Time:

45 minutes(Cooking)


12 large cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe


2 1/2 cupsplain flour
1 1/4 cupssugar
1 tspbaking powder
1 tspsalt
1 tspcocoa (non-alkalized)
1 1/4 cupsvegetable oil
1 cupbuttermilk
2large eggs
25 mLred food colouring
1 tspwhite vinegar
1 tspvanilla extract
200gcream cheese
1 1/2 cupssifted powdered sugar



  1. Preheat oven to 180*C. Line cupcake pans with paper cupcake liners.
  2. Sift all the dry ingredients into a large bowl: flour, sugar, baking powder, salt, cocoa. Set aside.
  3. Whisk the wet ingredients together until it combines smoothly: vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, food colouring, vinegar, vanilla.
  4. Gradually sift and fold the dry ingredients mixture into the wet mixture.
  5. Pour mixture into cupcake liners until about 3/4 way. Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes (toothpick test). Let cool.


  1. Cream butter with an electric beater on low in a bowl until pale.
  2. Add cream cheese and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add sugar and beat on high until fluffy.
  4. When cupcakes are cool, spread cream cheese frosting.
  5. Chill in the fridge to firm up the frosting.

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