Red Velvet!

These Red Velvet Cupcakes with cream cheese frosting look and taste amazing, perfect for a special treat!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon red food colour paste
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon cider or white wine vinegar


  • 500g icing sugar
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon cider or white wine vinegar


  1. Pre heat oven 170 C/gas mark 3 and line 2 muffin tins with paper cases.
  2. Sieve all the dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
  3. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy before adding the food colour and vanilla extract. Add the eggs slowly along with spoonfuls of the dry ingredients to prevent the mixture from separating, keep mixing until everything is incorporated.
  4. Finally mix in the buttermilk and vinegar before dividing into 24 cupcakes.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes then leave to cool in the tin.
  6. Meanwhile, blend all the frosting ingredients together starting with the butter, cream cheese and vinegar before gradually adding the icing sugar. Spread or pipe on top of the cooled cakes and enjoy!

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