Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

These red velvet cupcakes are AWESOME! My husband said they were better than our local bakery.  Now that’s a compliment. Give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed.  Super moist, soft crumb and cream cheese icing! You MUST make these right now!

red velvet cupcake

Sift together the dry ingredients.


Beat the wet ingredients together.


Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until combined.


Whip up the icing and frost your cupcakes!

Red Velvet Cupcakes - Don't Sweat The Recipe

I dare you to just eat ONE!

Yields 24 cupcakes

5.0 from 4 reviews
Red Velvet Cupcakes
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Recipe type: Cakes
  • 2½ cups all purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1½ cups buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 3 Tbs red food coloring (I only used 2 Tbs, that was all I had)
  • 1 tsp distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 4 Tbs unsalted butter, softened (1/2 stick)
  • 1 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 3¾ to 4½ cups powdered sugar (this depends on how thick you prefer the frosting)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake papers.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  4. In a large bowl gently beat the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld mixer.
  5. Add the sifted dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake papers, about ⅔ full.
  7. Bake in oven 20 to 22 minutes.
  8. Remove from oven and test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness.
  9. Let cool completely before frosting.
  1. Beat the butter and cream cheese together. Add powdered sugar a cup at a time and vanilla.

Recipe from GirlsinAprons



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  1. Reply

    I love red velvet cake. I have never made it homemade. but I will have to. This looks great!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Charlene I hope you enjoy them!

  2. Reply

    Red velvet cake is my ultimate favorite cake. MMMM. I throw in a little cool whip with my frosting to give it a little something extra. It’s soo good!.

    Thanks for linking up with me at Manic Monday Linky Party!

  3. Reply

    Those cupcakes look amazing!

    1. Reply

      Thank you they are amazingly delish!

  4. Reply

    These look fantastic! I’m going to have to try to make these. Thank you for sharing! But I’m not thanking you for the sugar craving I now have LOL 😉

    1. Reply

      Hehe sorry Jenn! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. Reply

    Yum! Homemade red velvet is one of my absolute favorites! 🙂 #SmallVictories

  6. Reply

    These look so amazing!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you Denise!

  7. Reply

    Oh My, these sound heavenly! Totally trying these!

    1. Reply

      Thanks Erin!

  8. Reply

    I’m sure you have planned make me hungry, right?? Love those red cupcakes! They seem to have the perfect moisture.
    Thanks for sharing with us at #TwoUsesTuesday, shared at StumbleUpon


    1. Reply

      hehe That’s the point! Thanks for stopping by Pili!

  9. Reply

    Wow, those are bright! I just love cream cheese frosting.

    1. Reply

      And they are oh so yummy! Thanks for stopping by Keri!

  10. Reply

    Red Velvet is my favorite. I’ll have to give your recipe a try! Thank you for sharing at Merry Monday!

  11. Reply

    My husband loves everything red velvet, so I’m pinning this! Thanks for sharing at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!!

    1. Reply

      Thank you T’onna!

  12. Reply

    Oh yum! I have never made red velvet from scratch. They look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Jann!

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  14. Reply

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing at the Talented Tuesday Link Party!

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy them, Amy!

  15. Reply

    Red Velvet is a family favorite! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! I’m excited to start the party back up this week…hope you can come join me! Happy New Year! Pinned!

  16. Reply

    Oh I truly adore cupcakes and red velvet is delicious. Looks amazing. Happy new Year! Thanks for linking up to #ShareWithMe

  17. Reply

    Oh man I can’t wait to make these tomorrow. I am pregnant and this is going to fix my sweet craving.

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy them, Ashley! Congratulations!

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