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Six red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and cupcake crumbs on top.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes

These bright iconic cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are my all-time favorite! Super moist and delicious and ready in under 30 minutes. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Cupcakes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 489kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 cups Buttermilk
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Red Food Coloring
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Eggs

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces Cream Cheese
  • 4 ounces Unsalted Butter
  • 3 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1 tbsp Whole Milk

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a bowl, sift the all-purpose flour, cocoa powder, and salt, set aside
  • In a bowl, mix the 2 eggs, vegetable oil, buttermilk, vanilla extract, red food coloring, and sugar
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix
  • In a bowl mix the baking soda and apple cider vinegar. once it foams up, add it to the cake batter.
  • Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop the batter evenly in your muffin tin and bake for 18-20 minutes.
  • To make the frosting, mix the cream cheese and butter for about 2 minutes
  • Add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract, mix for about 3 minutes on high speed
  • Using a piping bag frost your cooled cupcakes and Enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 489kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 404mg | Potassium: 114mg | Sugar: 56g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 1.5mg