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Classic Red Velvet Cake in mini format

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

Red velvet cupcake – a soft and creamy delight. It is known for its fluffy and soft texture along with an unforgettable buttery taste.

Red Velvet: chocolate or vanilla cake?

Red Velvet has a specific flavor which is basically a vanilla cake with a hint of chocolate. No wonder it has reached popularity not only all across the country but the world. Traditionally the red color was created with a color change of the cocoa powder through the acidic buttermilk.

Red velvet cupcakes


1/4 cup butter, softened

1 cup sugar

2 large eggs

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup buttermilk

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 tsp red food coloring

1 1/3 cup flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1 tsp baking powder

2 tsp cocoa powder

For the frosting:

8 oz cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup butter, softened

3 cup powdered sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/8 tsp salt


Step 1:

Start with mixing the softened butter with sugar until creamy. Then add the eggs and salt and mix until everything is combined.

Step 2:

The next step is to add the rest of the wet ingredients: oil, buttermilk and vanilla extract. Whisk it in. Now it is time to add the food coloring. Mix in red food coloring until you get the desired color.

Step 3:

Sift flour, starch, baking powder and cocoa powder and fold it in. Fill the dough in the prepared cupcake molds almost full and bake the cupcakes at 350 °F for about 18 minutes.

Step 4:

For the creamcheese frosting cream the cream cheese and the butter together, add powdered sugar, vanilla and salt and mix it until everything is well combined. Mix it with a spatula to get rid of air bubbles. Fill it in a piping bag with a star tip and decorate the cupcakes.

**Pro Tips**

- Decorate the cupcakes with cake sprinkles and strawberrys

- let the dough rest for 10 minutes after dying it to increase the color

- fill the cupcakes almost full to get nicely high cupcakes

- If the frosting is too liquid add some more powdered sugar


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