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Red velvet cupcake recipes - 10 recipes

By Laurapackham

Red velvet cupcakes are distinctive little cakes as they are bright red in colour. Red velvet cupcakes are a popular dessert during the Valentine’s Day period and indeed, year-round.
The buttery vanilla flavour of red velvet cupcakes is contrasted by a slight sour tang of vinegar and a mild bitterness, due to the red food colouring. For this reason, red velvet cupcakes are usually prepared with cream-cheese icing to sweeten the taste. Most red velvet cupcake recipes contain the common ingredients of buttermilk, butter, cocoa, flour and beetroot or red food colouring.
The exact origins of the red velvet cake and cupcakes are unknown, but one theory suggests the original red velvet cupcakes’ reddish hue was caused by the reaction between natural cocoa powder buttermilk. There are many variations of red velvet cakes and cupcakes, including; red velvet whoppie pies, red velvet cheesecake, red velvet cookies, and more.

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Top Recipe

By Badgertails, Badgertails ~ Homemaker

Rate this recipe 3.9/5 (118 Votes)
Raspberry Rose Cupcakes 1 Picture
Details

servings 6
Level of difficulty Average
Preparation time 30
Cooking time 20
Cost Average budget

  • For the cakes:
  • 75g golden caster sugar
  • 30g butter
  • softened
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp red food colouring (I used a 'Christmas Red' paste from hobbycraft)
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 60ml buttermilk
  • 75g self-raising flour
  • 2 tbsp dried raspberry pieces (small) plus extra for decorating
  • For the frosting:
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 50g butter
  • softened
  • 60g cream cheese
  • 1 tsp rose water
  • edible silver glitter

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Raspberry Red Velvet Cakes with Rose Water Frosting

Top rated Red velvet cupcake recipes

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Really easy to make cupcakes that'll delight everyone around!

  • 30g self-raising flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 90g soft sugar
  • 80ml vegetable oil
  • 80ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp red food colouring
  • 1 egg
  • Frosting:
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 150g soft cheese
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tbsp red food colouring
  • 12 small cupcake cases
  • 3 piping bags
  • Star-shaped nozzle (for pipping bags)
4.1/5 (211 Votes)

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Easy and timeless, these cute little cupcakes will make your day oh-so better!

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4.7/5 (82 Votes)

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Follow this fool proof recipe for the best Red Velvet delights! These are ideal as easy snacks for birthdays, celeb

  • 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)
3.4/5 (146 Votes)

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Cupcakes

  • RED VELVET CUPCAKES
  • Makes 12
  • 375ml flour
  • 250ml icing sugar
  • 5ml bicarbonate of soda
  • 45ml cocoa powder
  • 80ml oil
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 30m red food colouring
  • 15ml vinegar
  • 10ml vanilla essence
  • ICING
  • 80g butter
  • 125g cream cheese
  • 500ml sifted icing sugar
  • 5ml vanilla essence
5/5 (18 Votes)

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

  • 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
3.3/5 (135 Votes)

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Satisfy your cupcake cravings with these fancy treats!

  • 120g butter
  • 300g white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp red food colouring
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarb soda
  • 1 tbsp vinegar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 5 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp salt
3.6/5 (152 Votes)

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Try these little beauties out nest time you are entertaining guests!

  • Cupcakes
  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 40ml red food colouring
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml buttermilk
  • 150g plain flour
  • 1/2 tsp bicarb soda
  • 1 1/2 tsp white vinegar
  • 1 x 12 hole cupcake tray
  • with cupcake cases
  • For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 300g icing sugar
  • sifted
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature
  • 125g cream cheese
  • cold
4.4/5 (42 Votes)

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Treat yourself to something delicious with thes ultimate classic cupcakes!

  • 60g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 40ml red food colouring
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml buttermilk
  • 150g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ tsp white vinegar
  • 1 x 12-hole cupcake tray
  • lined with paper cases
  • For the frosting:
  • 300g icing sugar
  • sifted
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • at room temperature
  • 125g cream cheese
  • cold
4.4/5 (26 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 170°C

  • 60g unsalted butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 40ml red food colouring
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml buttermilk
  • 150g plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate soda
  • 1½ tsp white vinegar
  • Icing:
  • 300g icing sugar
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 125g cream cheese
3.8/5 (25 Votes)

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