Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe
  • icons/brand/timer copy 2 Created with Sketch. Cook Time: 1 Hour, 10 Minutes
  • icons/brand/silverware copy Created with Sketch. Yield: 24 cupcakes
  • These Southern delights are famous for their red color and are a sweet treat anytime of the year.


  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1/4 cup corn oil
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup buttermilk (at room temperature)
  • 1 bottle (1 ounce) food color, red
  • 1 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Sprinkles, colored sugars, candies, nonpareils, fresh berries, chopped nuts, etc. for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Line 24 muffin cups with baking cups; set aside.
  3. Mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl of electric mixer.
  4. Whisk together oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar and vanilla in medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  5. Add wet ingredients to dry, mixing well, until smooth and thoroughly combined.
  6. Distribute cake batter evenly into cups of prepared pans, filling each 2/3 full.
  7. Bake 22 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  8. Cool 8 to 10 minutes in pan.
  9. Remove cupcakes from pans; cool completely.
  10. Frost and garnish each cupcake as desired.