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red velvet cupcakes with frostings
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Fluffy, rich, and delicious red velvet cupcakes that are perfect desserts for Valentine's or any occasion!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Filipino
Servings: 16 cupcakes
Calories: 193kcal


  • ¾ cups buttermilk
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 ⅔ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cups cold unsalted butter, cubed


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and place cupcake liners in a cupcake pan.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the buttermilk, eggs, red food coloring, vanilla extract until well combined. If you want your cupcakes redder, add more food coloring to achieve the color you want.
  • In another bowl, sift the all-purpose flour, cocoa, powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and whisk until well combined. Add the chopped butter into the dry mixture, beat together and this should get you a sort of crumbly mixture.
  • Add half of the wet mixture into the dry mixture and mix on medium speed for 2 minutes. Add the remaining wet ingredients at low speed until combined.
  • Distribute the batter evenly into the cupcake papers and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the cupcakes are springy to the touch.
  • Allow to completely cool on a wire rack before adding your favorite frosting.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 193kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 329IU | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg
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