Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are easy to make from scratch. The light and airy cupcakes are topped with a rich frosting and the perfect dessert for Valentine’s Day.



For the Cupcakes:

For the Frosting:


For the Cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 cupcake tins with liners.
  2. Pour buttermilk into a large measuring cup. Add food gel or coloring and whisk until fully combined and buttermilk is a deep red. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, add baking soda and vinegar, mix to combine and set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, sift the cake flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
  5. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add butter and sugar and beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  6. Add in the eggs, one at a time, followed by the vanilla.
  7. With the mixer off, add 1/3 of the flour mixture and 1/3 of the buttermilk. Mix on low until fully combined. Add another 1/3 of each and once combined, add in the remaining 1/3 of each.
  8. Add the baking soda and vinegar mixture and mix to combine.
  9. Divide the batter between the cupcake pans, filling each cavity to 3/4 full.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  11. Cool cupcakes on a wire rack.

For the Frosting:

  1. Add cream cheese and butter to a stand mixer and beat on medium high speed for 3-4 minutes. Add in the vanilla.
  2. Slowly add in the powdered sugar on low speed, 1/2 cup at a time until fully incorporated.
  3. Transfer frosting to a piping bag fitted with a large tip.
  4. Once cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

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