Red Velvet Cupcakes

As anticipated from the Cream Cheese post, I am here with the Red Velvet cupcakes. You must be wondering why a delay of two days, well my dear readers it so happened that I failed the first time but since I had to live up to my promise I tried again on Friday. It maybe beyond belief of many but yes even my cakes can break down. I tried two different recipe combinations and I am going to share with you the one that failed . Yes obviously, I want you to fail like me first, partners through thick n thin right?

Sadly, I am not at all cruel when it comes to food and I want all of you to end up with yummy moist cup cakes to devour. So here is the recipe which worked:


  • Red Velvet Cup Cakes
    • 1 1/3 all purpose flour
    • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 cup softened butter
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 1 large egg
    • 1/4 cup any flavorless oil
    • 1 tbsp Red food coloring
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/2 tsp distilled white vinegar
    • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • Cream cheese Frosting
    • 1/2 cup (100 gm) butter
    • 1 cup cream cheese
    • 1-2 tbsp fresh cream
    • 1 cup confectioners sugar
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract

** Egg Substitute: Use 1/4 cup buttermilk for 1 egg


Step 1 : Preheat the oven
Preheat the oven at 170°C.
Line muffin moulds with cupcake liners and set aside.
Step 2 : Prepare the dry ingredients
In a mixing bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.
This is done to remove any lumps of cocoa powder.
Step 3 : Prepare the wet ingredients
In another bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
Add the eggs and mix until fully combined.
Add oil, vanilla and vinegar and mix.
Step 4 : Combine the wet and dry ingredients
Mix in the dry ingredients alternating with buttermilk.
Ensure not to over-mix the batter.
At last, add the red food colouring and mix well.
Step 5 : Bake the cupcakes
Evenly distribute the batter amongst the muffin moulds ensuring not to fill more than half the mould.
Bake at 170°C for 50 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.
Step 6 : Preparing the Cream Cheese frosting
In a mixing bowl, combine together all the ingredients of cream cheese frosting.
Beat well using an electric mixer.
Once the cupcakes have cooled completely, pipe the frosting on top.
We were a bit late to realize that we need to click a photo, thence the already bitten cup-cakes from the S and the D.

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