Luscious red velvet cupcakes are perfect for Valentine’s Day! Why not make a batch for those you love right now!?!

How amazing this recipe is, and packed with flavor. This is for sure the only red velvet cupcake recipe that you will ever want to make. It is so moist and the flavor is out of this world. 

 

Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

What Ingredients Do I Need For Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes?

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these cupcakes (scroll down for the full recipe):

 

Cupcakes:

  • All-purpose flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Granulated sugar
  • Baking soda
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • Vinegar
  • Buttermilk
  • Red food coloring

 

Butter Cream Frosting:

  • Powdered sugar
  • Cream cheese
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract

 

 

Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

How Do I Make Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes?

Here’s the simple steps you’ll follow to make these cupcakes (scroll down for the full recipe):

 

Cupcakes:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees.
  • In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt.
  • Add the butter that is room temperature, by cutting it into Tablespoon size cubes and placing it into the dry ingredients.
  • In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, vinegar, buttermilk, and the food coloring.
  • Then slowly combine the two mixtures.
  • Mix just to combine, cleaning the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper.
  • Place cupcake liners into a muffin pan and fill each one 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are done in the center.
  • You may want to test them with a cake tester or a wooden pick.
  • Allow to cool and frost as desired.

 

Butter Cream Frosting:

  • In a mixing bowl place the cream cheese and the butter, mix until combined.
  • Add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
  • Mix on high for 3-4 minutes.
  • Store the cupcakes in the refrigerator.

 

 

 

Can I Freeze Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes?

 

  • You can freeze the cupcakes for 2-3 months ahead of time,  but do not frost them until ready to serve.
  • Then remove them from the freezer and allow them to defrost.
  • Frost the cupcakes before serving.

 

 

Can I Make Buttermilk For Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes if I don’t Have Any?

 

  • Yes, it is simple to make buttermilk.
  • If you don’t have buttermilk, take a cup of regular milk and add 1 Tablespoon of vinegar and mix.

 

 

 

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Yield: 12 people

Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes

Luscious Red Velvet Cupcakes

Luscious red velvet cupcakes just in time for Valentines Day. These cupcakes are moist, tasty and a very beautiful color.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon vinegar
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 Tablespoons red food coloring

Butter Cream Frosting:

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

    Cupcakes:

    1. Preheat the oven to 350 Degrees.
    2. In a mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and the salt.
    3. Add the butter that is room temperature, by cutting it into Tablespoon size cubes and placing it into the dry ingredients.
    4. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, vanilla, vinegar, buttermilk, and the food coloring.
    5. Then slowly combine the two mixtures.
    6. Mix just to combine, cleaning the sides of the bowl with a rubber scraper.
    7. Place cupcake liners into a muffin pan and fill each one 3/4 full.
    8. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes are done in the center.
    9. You may want to test them with a cake tester or a wooden pick.
    10. Allow to cool and frost as desired.

    Butter Cream Frosting:

    1. In a mixing bowl place the cream cheese and the butter, mix until combined.
    2. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla.
    3. Mix on high for 3-4 minutes.
    4. Store the cupcakes in the refrigerator.

    Nutrition Information

    Yield

    12

    Serving Size

    1

    Amount Per Serving Calories 426Total Fat 22gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 7gCholesterol 100mgSodium 319mgCarbohydrates 54gFiber 1gSugar 40gProtein 4g

     

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