Friday, July 15, 2011

Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

My last two posts have been healthy recipes and so i thought it would be nice for a change! ;p

I took me a while to find the perfect recipe for red velvet because you always want it to be very moist and flavourful. 
Here is the recipe:


• 2 cups all purpose flour or cake flour
• 1 1/2 cups sugar
• 1/4 cup cocoa powder
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 2 teaspoons baking soda
• 1 stick of butter at room temperature
• 3 eggs
• 1 cup milk
• 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
• 3 tablespoons red food coloring
• 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

In a bowl combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt in a mixing bowl.  Make sure to sift all the dry ingredients.

On meduim speed of an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each egg. 

In another small bowl add the baking soda and apple cider vinegar and mix. Then add it to the butter and sugar mixture with the eggs. Then also add in the milk. Mix it in on a slow speed until all of the mixture is mixed in well together.

Add 1/2 of the dry ingredients to the butter and sugar mixture and mix well on a slow speed until all fully mixed together. Then add the second half of the dry ingredients and continue mixing slow until all the ingredients are mixed in together. Then add in the vanilla and food coloring. Then move up to meduim speed until the whole mixture gets coated in the food colouring and turn off the mixer.

Fill lined cupcake pans 1/2 full of red velvet batter.  Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Make sure to cool the cupcakes before frosting them or else the frosting with just melt.

*To make the cream cheese frosting:

In a large bowl, beat together 100g of butter and 100g cream cheese with an electric mixer. With the mixer on low speed, add 1/2 a cup of powdered sugar and mix until smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla essence.


  1. Hi,

    I love backing and i'm dieing to try your recipe..
    One question though what cream cheese do you use for the icing?
    When i cook or make a dessert with cream cheese i use Kiri, but someone told me Philadelphia is better.. So what do u recommend?


  2. Hello, i have never used kiri when making cream cheese frosting so i really cannot compare it too the philadelphia. However, i personally use philadelphia and i think it works perfect for this recipe and i would suggest it to everyone to use. I hope this was helpful and that you enjoy making this recipe! :)

  3. Hi,

    Well i just wanted to tell you that I tried the recipe and they turned out great. They were moist and delicious. in other words they were PERFECT!!!

    Thanx for the recipe ;)

  4. Your welcome! I'm so glad you liked them and that it turned out to be be great! :D