Red Velvet Cupcakes

READY IN: 40mins




  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 cupcake cups or line with paper liners.
  • Cream butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add eggs and blend well.
  • Make a paste of cocoa and food coloring and add to the butter mixture.
  • Sift flour and salt togethr into this mixture.
  • One at a time, add the following ingredients: buttermilk, vanilla, and water.
  • In a small bowl, combine the vinegar and the baking soda. Fold it into the cake batter. Make sure it's incorporated, but don't beat it.
  • Pour the batter into the cupcake cups. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cake springs back when touched.
  • Remove from oven and let cool for about 10 minutes, then turn out of pan and onto a rack to finish cooling completely.
  • Cream Cheese Frosting: Blend together the following: 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened, 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened, 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar, and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract. Blend until smooth.