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The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes

Servings 24 person
Calories 220kcal
Author Tanya


  • 2.5 cups all purpose flour
  • 1.5 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1.5 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 1 oz bottle red food coloring

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 2 8 oz packs cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 6 cups powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
    Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl and set aside. 
    In a large mixing bowl, beat eggs and sugar until fully combined. Add buttermilk, vegetable oil, vinegar, and vanilla extract and stir to combine. Add flour mixture. Your batter should be a light brown. 
    Add entire bottle of red food coloring and stir to combine, ensuring it is fully combined and very red. 
    Spoon batter into cupcake tin that has liners. Bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, or almost clean. 
    Allow cupcakes to fully cool before frosting. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Mix cream cheese and butter until fluffy. Add lemon juice. 
    While mixing, slowly add powdered sugar. 
    Frost cooled cupcakes and Enjoy :)


Calories: 220kcal