Red Velvet Cupcakes

This classic red velvet cake is even better with homemade cream cheese frosting!











Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • 6 tbsp butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups cake flour
  • ⅓ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp baking powder
  • 1 ¼ cup buttermilk
  • 1 oz red food dye
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 lb cream cheese softened
  • 1 tbsp butter softened
  • ¾ cup powder sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ⅛ tsp almond extract


Red Velvet Cupcakes
  1. Cream the butter and sugar together until it is lighter in color and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. Alternate adding the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa, salt, baking powder, baking soda) and the buttermilk.
  4. Add the red dye last, and mix until well combined.
  5. Scoop into cupcakes liners in a muffin tin, and bake at 350°F for 15-18 minutes.
  6. Take the cupcakes out of the pan after 2 minutes of cooling, and allow them to cool completely before frosting.
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. Cream the cream cheese and butter together until it is very smooth, with no lumps!
  2. Add the powder sugar, vanilla, and almond extract, and mix until it is well combined and smooth.
  3. Top your cupcakes with the frosting, and enjoy!

The red velvet cake recipe will also make 2-6" round cakes, and 1- 8" round cake. Baking time varies for the cakes. A 6" takes about 25-30 minutes, and an 8" takes about 35-40 minutes.