We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

The best red velvet cupcake recipe

If you like red velvet cake, you are going to love this recipe. I have THE best red velvet cupcake recipe in the world! That’s right, the best one.

If you love red velvet, try our Easy Red Velvet Cookies Recipe.

Red velvet cake is so good, so having your own personalized velvet cakes (in the form of cupcakes) has to be better, right?

Not only do these red velvet cupcakes taste good, but don’t they look beautiful, too? This frosting is also very easy to make. You just need some pastry bags (I love using disposable ones) and a large star tip.

Here is a recipe for a delicious and easy cream cheese frosting – yum!  Start piping frosting on the outside of the cupcake and move towards the middle with one large circular motion.

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

How do you make red velvet cupcakes from scratch?

This only takes a little practice and the result is so pretty.  Everyone will think you bought these at the bakery because they look fabulous!

Keep reading to see just how simple and easy it is to make homemade red velvet cupcakes.

If you like anything red velvet, try my red velvet cookies. These only have a couple of ingredients and they are super tasty.

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A great and easy cake flour recipe can be found here.

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

Ingredients for the best red velvet cupcakes

  • 1 ⅓ cups Cake Flour (You can find an great recipe here to make cake flour. )
  • 2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ Cup Butter Softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • ¼ cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Red Gel Food Coloring
  • 2/3 cup Buttermilk
We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

How to make red velvet cupcakes

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line 16 muffin tins with cupcake liners.

Combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt together in a mixing bowl.

Using either a stand up or hand held mixer, combine the butter and sugar until thoroughly mix together (approximately 1 minute).

Then add in the oil, egg yolks (save the egg whites) and vanilla extract. Mix until these ingredients are combined and use a spatula to scrape the edge of the bowl as well.

Then slowly add in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk until both are thoroughly combined into the wet ingredients.

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

Next, add approximately 2 tsp of red gel food coloring until the batter is the color that you desire for your cake.  In a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until they are light and fluffy and form peaks.

Gently stir in the eggs white until the red batter until they are combined. Do not over mix.

Pour the batter evenly into the 16 cupcake liners in the muffin pans.  Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Move the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely. Top each cupcake with cream cheese frosting and enjoy!

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

Keep the cupcakes in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and enjoy!

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

BAKING TIPS FOR RED VELVET CUPCAKES:

Save time and use a cookie scoop! I have a set of stainless steel cookie scoops that I love and they make baking so much easier. You can order a set here.

They really are a time saver.  If you love baking, I recommend that you keep these in your kitchen.

I don’t even consider myself a baker and I use them all the time. I use the largest size to scoop the cupcake batter and it makes it so easy.

The smaller scoop I use for cookies and to make meatballs. You will definitely get your money worth out of these little scoops.

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

It is really important to not overfill the cupcake liners. You don’t want them to overflow!

I like to use a disposable decorator bag. It makes the cleanup a breeze and the cupcakes turn out so pretty.

Make sure you have a good  muffin tin to bake the cupcakes in. If you buy a good set, they will last forever.

We also like these silicone muffin pans.  They are just so easy to use because of the silicone.

Also, you certainly can use a hand mixer but we love our stand mixer. It gets a ton of use and to this day is such a good investment.

We bake a lot so it is so handy and we love our mixer.

These are the best red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

The red color is so festive and it tastes amazing. Give it a try!

We have the best red velvet cupcake recipe and it is super easy. It is so moist and delicious and everyone loves cupcakes!

More Red Velvet Desserts

Print this easy recipe for red velvet cupcakes below:

The Best Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe in the World

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This cupcake recipe is seriously the best red velvet cupcake recipe in the world. This red velvet cupcake recipe is made from scratch and you will love it.
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 16
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 161
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cups Cake Flour You can find an great recipe here – https://dessertsonadime.com/how-to-make-cake-flour/
  • 2 Tablespoon Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 Cup Butter Softened at room temperature
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Red Gel Food Coloring
  • 2/3 cup Buttermilk

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line 16 muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda, cocoa and salt together in a mixing bowl.
  • Using either a stand up or hand held mixer, combine the butter and sugar until thoroughly mix together (approximately 1 minute).
  • Then add in the oil, egg yolks (save the egg whites) and vanilla extract. Mix until these ingredients are combined and use a spatula to scrape the edge of the bowl as well.
  • Then slowly add in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk until both are thoroughly combined into the wet ingredients.
  • Then add approximately 2 tsp of red gel food coloring until the batter is the color that you desire for your cake.
  • Next in a separate mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until they are light and fluffy and form peaks.
  • Gently stir in the eggs white until the red batter until they are combined. Do not over mix.
  • Pour the batter evenly into the 16 cupcake liners in the muffin pans.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Move the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Top each cupcake with cream cheese frosting and enjoy!
  • Keep the cupcakes in the refrigerator for up to 5 days and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

If you like red velvet cake, you are going to love this recipe. I have THE BEST red velvet cupcake recipe in the world! 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 161kcal, Carbohydrates 21g, Protein 2g, Fat 7g, Saturated Fat 5g, Cholesterol 29mg, Sodium 753mg, Potassium 41mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 1g, Vitamin A 135IU, Calcium 18mg, Iron 1mg

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