Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Darci Juris


Moist, delicious, wow-factor cupcakes. Decadent, classy and tasty! Perfect for a birthday celebration, or just because. If you want an intense chocolate flavor, add a little more cocoa powder. But this recipe is the perfect blend.


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20 cupcakes
30 Min
15 Min
Convection Oven



  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 c
  • 2
  • 2 1/3 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    red food coloring drops
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    white vinegar

  • 1/2 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 12 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with cupcake papers.
  2. Cupcake batter -
    In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla extract and food coloring. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, and beat until fully incorporated.
  6. Add about 1/4 of the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients, and blend to combine. Continue adding each and mixing until done.
  7. Scoop into batter into cupcake papers, about 3/4 full.
  8. Bake for about 15 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
  9. Remove from oven and cool for a few minutes, then transfer cupcakes to a cooling rack, and let cool completely.
    Meanwhile, make the cream cheese frosting.
  10. Frosting -
    In a medium bowl, using your electric mixer, combine the cream cheese, butter and vanilla extract.
  11. Add the powdered sugar, and mix thoroughly.
  12. Frost cooled cupcakes, and serve!
    If not serving right away, refrigerate until ready to serve, and keep leftovers in frig in order to keep frosting fresh.
  13. NOTE: depending on how much frosting you like, you may need to make more. But this made and covered 20 cupcakes.

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About Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American

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