Perfect Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Ingredients: For the cupcakes: – 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon salt – 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

– 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened – 1 cup granulated sugar – 2 large eggs – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract – 1 cup buttermilk – 1 tablespoon red food coloring

For the cream cheese frosting: – 8 oz cream cheese, softened – 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened – 4 cups powdered sugar – 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions: 1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake tin with paper liners. 2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder. Set aside.

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. 2. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.



1. In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk and red food coloring. 2. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk mixture. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.

1. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full. 2. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

For the cream cheese frosting, beat together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the powdered sugar, one cup at a time, and beat well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla extract.

1. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them with the cream cheese frosting using a piping bag or a spatula. 2. Optional: Decorate with sprinkles, grated chocolate, or any other toppings of your choice.