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Red Velvet Cupcales Recipe


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The Gourmandize Team

Follow this fool proof recipe for the best Red Velvet delights! These are ideal as easy snacks for birthdays, celebrations and family get-togethers!

Rate this recipe 3.5/5 (150 Votes)


  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp red food dye
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar
  • 500g icing sugar
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 125g soft unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp cider vinegar (or lemon juice)


servings 24
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 20mins
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 170°C
Line 2 muffin trays with paper cupcake cups

Step 2

Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb soda.

Step 3

In another bowl, blend the butter and sugar. Mix in the red food colouring and the vanilla extract.

Step 4

Keep beating and add 1 spoon of the dried ingredients.
Next add your two eggs, and then more dry ingredients.
Combine all the rest of the dry ingredients.

Step 5

Beat in buttermilk and the vinegar.
Fill the cases.
Bake for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Step 7

Step 8

Add the cream cheese and butter with the sugar, in a mixing bowl. Add the cider vinegar and beat until you get a smooth finish icing.

Cover your cupcakes with the icing, add sprinks and decorations as you see fit.

Step 9

Step 10

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