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Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting is a perfect St. Valentine’s Day recipe to surprise your loved ones. These easy to make from scratch cupcakes will become your favorite!
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5 from 8 votes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting is a perfect St. Valentine’s Day recipe to surprise your loved ones. These easy to make from scratch cupcakes will become your favorite!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 373kcal

Ingredients

Ingredients for Red Velvet Cupcakes:

  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring

Ungredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup powered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon milk

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F and line a muffin tin with 12 muffin liners inside. Set it aside.
  • In a medium size mixing bowl sift all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.
  • Using a hand or stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar for a few minutes, until the mixture is pale and fluffy.
  • Add eggs, vanilla extract, and buttermilk and mix again until well incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients in 2 steps and mix until just combined. Do not overmix!
  • Add about a tablespoon of red food coloring, and using a spatula, mix it well until you have an even color. You can add more food coloring to have the desired color.
  • Divide this batter between 12 muffin liners. Bake at 350°F for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. When it is ready, take it out and set aside to cool off for about 10 minutes. Place the muffins on a wire rack.
  • For the frosting, using a hand or stand mixer, cream together softened butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar on high speed for 3-5 minutes. Add vanilla extract and a tablespoon of milk and mix it until combined.
  • When the cupcakes are completely cooled off, top them with the cream cheese frosting using a large star piping tip.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 373kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.6g | Protein: 4.3g | Fat: 23.3g | Saturated Fat: 13.9g | Cholesterol: 91.3mg | Sodium: 147.7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25.9g