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Red Velvet Cupcakes


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The Gourmandize Team

Some the easiest, best tasting cupcakes you'll ever have the pleasure to bake (and eat!)

Rate this recipe 3.4/5 (138 Votes)


  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 big tablespoon red food colouring
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 175 ml buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • Buttermilk:
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C and grease 2 muffin tins, with paper cupcake holders, if desired.

Step 2

Combine together cocoa, flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb.

Step 3

In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar, food colouring and vanilla.

Step 4

Add 1 spoonful of the dried ingredients, then 1 egg, then repeat this process until all the ingredients are added.

Step 5

Add the buttermilk and the lemon juice and pour into cupcake cupcakes and pop into the oven for 20 mins.

Step 6

Leave them to cool on a wire rack and prepare the icing.

Step 7

Buttermilk: Combine the milk and lemon juice.
Let it stand for no longer than 10 minutes.
Now it's ready to dollop onto the cooled cupcakes.

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