How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes at Home

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Today’s recipe is going to bring a smile on your face and make your mouth watery. Yes! I am going to make your life sweet and creamy by sharing the recipe of Red Velvet cupcakes with you all. You can make them for your kids, parents, grandparents or even gift them to your friends and family. And hey, you can gulp in one for yourself too.

What makes a Red velvet cake stand out from the rest? It is its wonderfully moist and buttery texture. The cloud of tangy frosting on top is my favourite part. For the longest time, I could not decide which flavour out of the chocolate, vanilla and red velvet was my favourite. But, I fell in love with the Red Velvet cake after I had the most delicious one at a friend’s birthday party.

Since then, I have been religiously trying to perfect my baking skills so that I can come up with a decent looking and tasting red velvet cupcake. And yes! Here I am today sharing the recipe with you all.

For all your health-conscious friends, I will add a nutritional table below. It will educate you about what you’re feeding your body with. Let’s look into the ingredients required for these beauties and bake them at home.

Ingredients for Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cake Flour2 ½ Cups
Cocoa Powder½ Cup
Baking Soda1 Tbsp
Salt½ Tbsp
Butter1 Cup
Powdered Sugar2 Cups
Large Eggs4
Milk½ Cup
Red Food Color(1-Ounce Bottle)
Pure Vanilla Extract2 Tbsp
Sour Cream1 Cup

For the Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Cream Cheese8 Ounces
Butter¼ Cup
Sour Cream2 Tbsp
Pure Vanilla Extract2 Tbsp
Powdered Sugar16 Ounces 

Note- These ingredients are for a serving of 30 cupcakes.

These ingredients are readily available in the market. Grab them soon and try out the cupcakes. All the time, you will be rewarded with the best of flavours and textures.

How Much Time it Will Take?

PreparationTimeCooking TimeTotal Time
20 min15 min35 min

Here is the process of making moist and soft cupcakes. It is a simple procedure that you will want to try again and again.

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes
  1. Make sure to pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees and place the cupcake papers in the cupcake pans.
  2. Whisk the dry ingredients (cake flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl) in a mixer. Set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl, sift together the wet ingredients (beaten eggs- one at a time, sour cream, milk) until they are well combined. 
  4. It’s time to add some red food colouring and a few drops of vanilla extract.
  5. Add butter dollops to the dry ingredients and give it a mix, such that the mixture turns crumbly.
  6. Now, slowly add the wet ingredients to the crumbly mixture and swirl it until the mix is blended well.
  7. Pour the batter evenly into cupcake papers and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until the cake is bouncy to touch. You may prick a toothpick in the cake to check its status. If nothing sticks to the toothpick, then you are good to go. Keep aside to cool them down.

For the Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Now comes my favourite part- preparing the Frosting. The Cream Cheese frosting goes well with red velvet cupcakes. Let’s see how its prepared.

  1. For the cream cheese frosting; whisk the powdered sugar in a large bowl and ensure that there are no lumps.
  2. Swirl the room temperature butter in a standing mixer until it is smooth.
  3. Now, add to it the cream cheese and beat together until the mix is incorporated well. You can now add the vanilla and salt.
  4. Slowly add the sifted powdered sugar and mix until combined.
  5. Your home-made, tangy Frosting is ready. Cool it down in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before layering it on the cupcakes. You may add various flavours of your choice to the Frosting.

The creamy icing glides on the cupcakes as soon as you squeeze it on the top. Your cupcakes are ready to go inside your belly. Relish them with your friends and family. You’re going to love these.

Nutritional Breakdown of Red Velvet Cupcake

Refer to the table below if you’re keen to know about the nutritional breakdown of the recipe. 

Total Fat1.7g
Total Carbohydrate20.4g
Dietary fiber3.3g

Note: The nutrition breakdown is for 1 serving (1 cup cake).

How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes at Home | Video

This recipe is a quite lengthy and create confusions to someone who is trying it for the very first time. So that’s why, I’ve added a video below, so it’ll be easier for you to make these cupcakes at home.

Video by The Cooking Foodie

So, friends, try out the above recipe at home and feel the cake melting in your mouth. Do share your reviews as we would love to work on the feedback from our lovely audience. Also, comment down below if you want us to share any specific recipe. 

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