Red Velvet Cupcakes

These days in many parties, you see these beautiful fondant adorned cupcakes. But seldom can you actually eat them! They look pretty but doesn’t taste great. Here is a beautiful recipe that will help you create yummy red velvet cupcakes at home. After all, cupcakes are loved by most children and no party seems complete without a bunch of cupcakes. So here it is!


2 cups all purpose flour

1 cups sugar

2 heaped tbsp baking cocoa (powdered)

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

2 sticks/200 gms salted butter at room temperature

2 large eggs

1 cup buttermilk (see note at bottom)

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon red food coloring


  • Combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and baking soda in a mixing bowl.  Sift dry ingredients three times.
  • Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time, making sure to beat well after each egg.
  • Add alternatively the flour mixture and buttermilk to the  sugar-butter creamed mixture. Keep mixing till you get a smooth batter. Make sure you start and end with the dry mixture.
  • Now mix in vanilla and food coloring.
  • Fill lined cupcake pans 1/2 full of red velvet batter.  Bake in a preheated 180 degree oven for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Note:- For the buttermilk, just add a tbsp of lemon juice to a cup of milk. Let it stand for 10-15 minutes. Your buttermilk is ready.

For the cream frosting

Beat 200 gms butter with icing sugar. Add a tsp of vanilla essence and some food color to get that pink touch. You can also add some strawberry pulp to give it a strawberry flavor.

Recipe by vividideas