Easy Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Here is an easy Red Velvet Cupcake recipe to start your Monday off on a sweet note! 

Easy Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe


Red Velvet Cupcakes

I am a fan of cupcakes of any size, shape, flavor or form. And red velvet? Enough said!

So without further ado, have a look at what we whipped up 🙂

Cupcake Recipe

2½ cups flour
1 tbsp. cocoa powder
1½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
¼ cup softened shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbsp. Red gel food color

Cupcake Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt.
Mix with a wire whisk.
In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening and sugar until it is light and creamy.
Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract,  and red gel food coloring.
Mix well.
Add flour and buttermilk, 1/2 of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes.
Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.

Red Velvet Cupcake recipe


Prefer to make your own frosting? No worries, this easy red velvet cupcake recipe has got you covered! Take a look at the frosting recipe and find out how easy it is to make a great tasting frosting for your cupcakes at home!

Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

1 C unsalted butter, softened
1 C cream cheese, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 C powdered sugar

Frosting Directions

Cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
Mix on low.
Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
Add vanilla and beat until thoroughly combined.
Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a frosting tip.
Twist the open end of the pastry bag to force the frosting to the tip.
Frost the cupcakes.


That’s it! Now make a batch of your own! Happy baking 🙂




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