Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Red Velvet cupcakes looks very yummy! If you love baking and want to try making Red Velvet Cupcakes, here’s a very simple recipe.


  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa (powdered)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk (see note at bottom)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon red food coloring



Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa, and salt in a mixing bowl.  Sift all these dry ingredients three times.

In another mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each egg.

Add 1/4 of dry ingredients to creamed mixture then approximately 1/4 of the buttermilk. Do this alternately until mixed well.  Add and mix in the vanilla and food coloring.

Fill lined cupcake pans 1/2 full of red velvet batter.

Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Cool cupcakes in pans for 5 to 10 minutes before removing them from pans.  Cool completely on wire racks.

Frost as desired.

NOTE:  If you don’t have buttermilk, it’s fairly easy to make a substitute.

Place one tablespoon of lemon juice or white vinegar in an empty one cup measuring cup.  Fill with milk to 1 cup.  Let stand for 5 minutes then use in any cake recipe that calls for buttermilk.


Photo Credit:  YaiSirichai




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