Red Velvet Cupcakes

I may say not so Red Velvet Cupcakes :D, because I was running out of liquid red food color. Made these treats couple of months ago and I can't believe it I just posted now *sigh* *busy mommy*.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

I tried recipe from Joy of Baking. It was simple and easy recipe with quite good result. Not that special though. Recommended for a beginner baker :).

Red Velvet Cupcakes
source : Joy of Baking

Ingredients :
1 1/4 cups (125 grams) sifted cake flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoons (10 grams) regular or Dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/4 cup (57 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cups (150 grams) granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (120 ml) buttermilk
1 tablespoon liquid red food coloring
1/2 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces (227 grams) cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup (60 grams) confectioners' (icing or powdered) sugar, sifted
2/3 cup (160 ml) cold heavy whipping cream (double cream) (35-40% butterfat)

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Directions :
Red Velvet Cupcakes: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and line 12 muffin tins with paper cupcake liners.

In a large bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and cocoa powder.

In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the butter until soft (about 1-2 minutes). Add the sugar and beat until light and fluffy (about 2-3 minutes). Add the egg and beat until incorporated. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

In a measuring cup whisk the buttermilk with the red food coloring. With the mixer on low speed, alternately add the flour mixture and buttermilk to the butter mixture, in three additions, beginning and ending with the flour.

In a small cup combine the vinegar and baking soda. Allow the mixture to fizz and then quickly fold into the cake batter.

Working quickly, divide the batter evenly among the 12 muffin cups and smooth the tops with an offset spatula or the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 18 - 23 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the cupcakes comes out clean.

Cool the cakes in their pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes and them remove from pan. Let cool completely before frosting. Either spread the frosting with a knife or offset spatula, or use a large 1M Wilton open star decorating tip to pipe the frosting.

Cream Cheese Frosting: In the bowl of your electric mixer, or with a hand mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the vanilla and confectioners sugar and beat until smooth. Using the whisk attachment, gradually add the heavy cream and whip until the frosting is thick enough to pipe. Add more sugar or cream as needed to get the right consistency.

Makes 12 cupcakes.



  1. Anonymous7:24 PM

    OMG !! please tell me you didn't take those pictures with your iPhone !?!?!

  2. of course not. it's different :)

  3. Anonymous9:43 PM

    what kind of camera do you use ?
    I defiantly want to try these cupcakes ;)

  4. I use canon 5DMII, dear :)

  5. Anonymous5:29 AM

    hello! i wanna ask if i never the baking powder will it be okay?? i get mixed up between baking powder n baking soda... haha im just 13 and im trying out to make red velvet cupcakes. :)

  6. you can not skip baking powder and baking soda, because there's sour ingredient here (buttermilk). you need them to make the perfect fluffy cake :)

  7. Anonymous1:07 PM

    Mbak Dita salam kenal,
    white distilled vinegar kalau di Indonesia kira 2 cuka apa ya ? apakah cuka apel atau cuka yang lain ? misalnya cuka masak
    Terima kasih.

    1. di Indonesia bisa pake cuka makan biasa kok.


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