The Best Red Velvet Cupcakes With Cream Cheese Frosting

Nicholle H.: "#AMAZING💖💖💖 so delicious was a hit!!!" Read More


  • 3 1/3 cups cake flour (not self-rising)
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 large eggs (room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring (liquid)
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • cream cheese frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk (plus more if needed)
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    Nicholle H. 6 months ago
    #AMAZING💖💖💖 so delicious was a hit!!!
    Delfina Fornasier 6 months ago
    Made these for my daughter's birthday as a surprise. Her first time having red velvet cake. I couldn't find the red food coloring liquid so used the gel. I would say eye ball it to get the color you Desiree. I would definitely make again. Loved it!!!
    Micaela 8 months ago
    Awesome!!! Followed recipe made My own frosting tho
    Loreta Villamarin 8 months ago
    Its really delicious
    Noémi T. 10 months ago
    It was really great, but the frosting was too sweet for me..
    mathis a year ago
    Great turn out at my job , I made a white chocolate ganache icing though!
    Dawn DeVere 2 years ago
    Everyone loved these cupcakes