red velvet cupcakes

After much contemplation, I’ve decided to give my recipes away more often. There’s not much point in keeping them a secret! And if you guys like baking as much as I do, I am SO happy to share them with you. So, on this lovely restful public holiday, I present to you my red velvet cupcake recipe. By now you must know how much I love red velvet.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes (makes 12)


  • 1.5 cups of cake flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 10g cocoa (about 1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 113g butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • red food colouring (I use Cake Flora, but you can use any brand you like).

  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (Celsius).
  2. Set aside a 12-cup cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  3. In a large-ish bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy and white (this should take about 3 minutes with an electric mixer).
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each one is added.
  6. Add red food colouring to the milk until the milk is bright red.
  7. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk.
  8. Now it’s time to spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. They should be about three-quarters full.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Voila! You have red velvet cupcakes :) Want some cream cheese icing to finish it off?

Cream Cheese Icing


  • 85g butter (at room temperature)
  • 110g cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk, depending on the consistency you want


  1. Cream the cream cheese with a mixer for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the butter and beat until the two are smoothly combined.
  3. Add the brown sugar and mix it in.
  4. Add the icing sugar, one cup at a time, mixing after each cup.
  5. Add milk according to your preference.
  6. Ice your cupcakes and EAT THEM :)
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49 Responses to red velvet cupcakes

  1. Luke says:

    How big are the cups

  2. Rebecca M says:

    How many cups of butter is 113 grams?

  3. Kristine says:

    the milk in the recipe means buttermilk right?

  4. Reblogged this on Easy to bake family treasures and commented:
    The latest craze…. Red Velvet Cupcakes – Yet another cupcake recipe. What can I say? Im cupcake crazy

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  6. Wilmé says:

    I’ve made this recipe for birthdays, kitchen teas, stork parties…a winner every time! Thank you so much for sharing!!!

  7. Tay says:

    I absolutely adore this recipe! I get perfect, delicious, crowd-pleasing red velvet cupcakes every time. I really want to make a red velvet cake for dessert this Christmas and I was wondering if you could help me to use your cupcake recipe to bake a regular cake? Thank you so much for all your delicious recipes!

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