Red Velvet Cupcake | How to make Red Velvet Cupcake

By Ruchira Hoon  |  21st Dec 2015  |  
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About Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

While the cake is light and fluffy, it's the cream cheese frosting that is awesome and delicious

Red Velvet Cupcake

Ingredients to make Red Velvet Cupcake

  • 125 grams flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tblsp cocoa powder
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1 tblsp + 1 tsp vinegar
  • 1tblsp red food colouring
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • For the frosting
  • 200 grams cream cheese
  • 100 grams butter
  • 1 cup Icing sugar
  • zest of one lemon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

How to make Red Velvet Cupcake

  1. In a bowl measure out flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Set aside. In another bowl whisk the butter and sugar together until creamy. Add the egg to it and the vanilla extract.
  2. In a separate bowl mix milk and 1 tblsp vinegar together. Let the milk split and add in the red food colouring to it.
  3. In a small bowl add together the remaining vinegar and baking soda. Let it bubble and add to the egg mixture. Add all the flour mix to it followed by the red colored mix. Mix until no lumps. Do not over mix
  4. Pour into a prepared cupcake tray and bake at 170 degree centrigrade for 20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.
  5. While the cupcake is baking, make your frosting. In a large bowl, mix together cream cheese and butter until thick and creamy. Add in the lemon zest and vanilla and add all the icing sugar. Whisk until smooth.
  6. Once the cupcakes come out of the oven. Cool. And then frost and serve.

Reviews for Red Velvet Cupcake (8)

rasika thakker2 years ago

Nice recipe i altered.. I used lemon flavour and yellow color.

NehaVikas Rawat3 years ago

Actually in my house eggs are not allowed to cook and eat so what's the next options for it and plz tell me the ratio

Ishrat Shaikh3 years ago


Madhumati Bhagavatula3 years ago hv used how is it 'veg' ? thanku

Poonam Peswani4 years ago


Tia Talwalkar4 years ago

i think that u meant to write cream cheese

ranjit kaur4 years ago


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