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April 17, 2012

Red Velvet so far has to be one of our most requested cupcakes, and I sure don’t mind because it’s definitely one of my own favourites to bake (and eat!). Like the Marble cupcake from the previous post, the Red Velvet (or the Red Velvie as I like to call them) is also a very simple and easy to follow recipe. You get exactly out of it what you put into it. For those individuals curious about baking cupcakes who have never really attempted them – I would recommend starting out with these because they are so simple and have just the right amount of sweetness! Here is the recipe that we have been using quite frequently to achieve these fabulous creations.

Red Velvets

*Recipe taken from ‘The Cupcake: Life’s Better With a Cupcake”*

You will need:

– generous 1 cup all purpose flour

– 1 tsp baking soda

– 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa

– 1/2 cup butter, softened, or soft margarine

– scant 3/4 cup superfine sugar

– 1 extra large egg, lightly beaten

– 1/2 cup buttermilk

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tbsp red food colouring liquid

  1. Preheat oven to 350°f/180°c. Place 12 paper liners into a muffin pan.
  2. Sift together the flour, baking soda, and cocoa.
  3. Place the butter and superfine sugar in a separate large bowl and beat together until light and fluffy.
  4. Gradually beat in the egg and half of the flour batter.
  5. Beat in the buttermilk, vanilla extract, and red food colouring liquid.
  6. Fold in the remaining flour batter.
  7. Spoon the batter into the paper liners and bake the cupcakes for 15-20 mins, or until risen and firm to the touch. Cool prior to icing.

*Make sure not to overload on cocoa otherwise your cupcakes will sink and create a bowl-like formation within the pan*


– 2/3 cup cream cheese

– 6 tbsp unsalted butter

– 2 1/4 cups icing sugar

  1. Place the cream cheese and butter in a bowl and blend together with a spatula. (I usually use an electric mixer for this part)
  2. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.

We’d love to see your outcome of this recipe or our previous recipes, or even any other of your faves that you’ve baked before. Send us your link to your delicious creations so we can see what you’ve been up to!

Happy Baking!


4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 17, 2012 17:11

    Your cupcakes are so gorgeous!

  2. April 17, 2012 23:29

    Yumm! So happy this was my first post to see on your blog…red velvet is my favorite!!!

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