Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

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Janet Mezzatesta


This recipe comes in 2 parts--1 for the cupcakes & 1 for the frosting.
I always have frosting left. You can use the extra frosting & spread it on graham crackers. Kids love to do this.

★★★★★ 2 votes
30 cupcakes
20 Min
25 Min


2 1/2 c
1/2 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
1 c
butter, softened (2 sticks)
2 c
1 c
sour cream
1/2 c
1 bottle
(1 oz.) red food color
2 tsp
Pure vanilla extract
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting recipe ingredients:
1 pkg
(8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 c
butter (1/2 stick), softened
2 Tbsp
sour cream
2 tsp
vanilla extract
1 box
(16 oz.) confectioner's sugar

How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes


  • 1Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda & salt. Set aside.
  • 2Beat butter & sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed 5 minutes until light & fluffy. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color, & vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until blended. Don't overbeat. Spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
  • 3Bake in preheated 350 degrees oven 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Removed from pans; cool completely. Spread with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
  • 4Vanilla Cream Frosting: Beat cream cheese, butter, sour cream & vanilla in large bowl until light & fluffy. Gradually beat in 1 box confectioner's sugar on medium speed until smooth. Ice cupcakes with frosting.
    Keep cupcakes refrigerated.

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About Red Velvet Cupcakes

Course/Dish: Cakes