Red Velvet Cupcakes

What Are Red Velvet Cupcakes?

This easy recipe features moist, tender red velvet cupcakes that are topped with homemade cream cheese frosting!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Mix the Dry Ingredients

Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa powder, and salt.

Mix the Wet Ingredients

Whisk together the buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla extract, eggs, vinegar, and food coloring.


Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, then slowly mix the water into the batter.


Fill the cupcake liners halfway and bake for 16-20 minutes.


Allow the cupcakes to cool in the pan for a couple of minutes before turning them out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

Make the Frosting

Beat together the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract. Then pipe the frosting onto the cupcakes.


Crumble one of the cupcakes and use the crumble as a garnish, if desired.

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