Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes

1
sandra murphy

By
@bellina

These will be a favorite with your family and friends! They are moist and the cream cheese frosting has a perfect balance of sweetness and cheese flavor.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
24 regular-size
Prep:
50 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 3 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 c
    sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    premium cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 1/3 c
    vegetable oil
  • 1 c
    buttermilk (room temperature)
  • 2 Tbsp
    red food coloring drops
  • 1 Tbsp
    apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 10 oz
    cream cheese
  • 4 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 4 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • ·
    chocolate and red sprinkles

How to Make Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F . Line muffin pan with 24 cupcake liners.
  2. Sift together in mixing bowl flour, sugar, salt, baking soda, and cocoa powder.
  3. In another small mixing bowl, stir together the eggs and oil. In a mixing cup whisk buttermilk, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla extract.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients and buttermilk mixture to the egg mixture. You want the mixture to look dark brown, red in color. (You may want to add a bit more cocoa powder, if the red is not deep enough in color)
  5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake about 20 to 22 minutes or until done. Let cupcakes cool completely before frosting.
  6. Frosting: In large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, butter, salt, vanilla, and lemon zest. Blend together for about 2 minutes.
  7. With piping bag (plastic sandwich bags make a great piping bag as well) decorate each cupcake and sprinkle.

Printable Recipe Card

About Royal Red Velvet Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes



Show 4 Comments & Reviews

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas

14 Lazy Weeknight Dinner Ideas


Having one of those “ugh, I don’t feel like cooking” kind of days? These fix it and forget it recipes are here to save the day. Super easy with minimal prep work, you won’t have to stand over a stovetop for an hour to make these weeknight meals. With little effort, you’ll have a family-approved […]

15 Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Recipe Box

15 Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Recipe Box


Melt-in-your-mouth apple donuts, ooey gooey cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes bursting with blueberry and cheesy breakfast casseroles, we’re drooling for these breakfast recipes. Getting the family to wake up is hard unless you have these recipes in your arsenal. Once the delicious smells reach their noses, the whole family will come running to the kitchen. Whether […]

7 Tuna Casserole Recipes

7 Tuna Casserole Recipes


Since the 1950s, tuna noodle casserole has been infamously gracing dinner tables throughout the United States. Either loved or hated, this family-friendly recipe has been handed down through generations. While there is the tried-and-true version, many have “jazzed up” mom’s tuna noodle casserole recipe to make it better than ever! From the traditional tuna casserole […]