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Moist Red Velvet Cupcakes

Author: Alisha R
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Breakfast, High Tea
Cuisine: American
Keyword: red velvet cupcakes, red velvet muffins, red velvet recipes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
Calories: 293kcal
Adjust Servings Here: 15 cupcakes
Every baker needs that one Moist Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe that we could rely on. Here’s presenting my personal recipe which never fails. Super moist and amazingly delicious. This red sponge is full of simple flavors, light & fluffy. These Moist red velvet cupcakes can be combined with any frosting or even served without any frosting


  • 2 sticks salted butter at room temperature, 200 grams
  • 1 ½ cup powdered white sugar
  • 8-10 drops extra red gel food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons of light brown cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar 5 ml
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoon baking soda


  • Cream the butter & sugar together until light & fluffy
  • In another bowl, stir the buttermilk, eggs & red food color
  • Take another bowl and combine the flour, baking soda and cocoa powder, mix well
  • To the creamed butter & sugar mixture add the vanilla essence & vinegar, beat well
  • Add the buttermilk mixture to the butter & sugar mixture
  • Now, fold in the flour mixture making sure there are no lumps
  • The mixture should not be too thick nor too thin. In case the mixture is too thick, add a few tablespoons of milk. It should form a smooth batter
  • In a preheated oven, bake the cupcakes at 180 C for 15 -20 mins or until an inserted skewer comes out dry

Recipe Notes

Do not overfill the cupcake liners with the batter. Halfway through is perfect
Depending on the brand of the color, please feel free to add more or less red color
Do not overbake, cupcakes will not turn moist

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Nutrition Information
Serving: 100g | Calories: 293kcal | Carbohydrates: 39.94g | Protein: 5.93g | Fat: 12.25g | Saturated Fat: 7.246g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.569g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 330mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 15.61g

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