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I can’t believe how SOFT this RED VELVET CUPCAKE recipe is!

Get ready for the softest red velvet cupcakes you will ever have! These cupcakes are so moist, bursting with flavour, and are topped with the most incredible cream cheese frosting. You won’t be able to stop eating them!!

INGREDIENTS:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 1¼ cups (150 g) flour – regular, all purpose (see note 1 if you want to use cake flour)
  • 1½ tbsp (9 g) cornflour – also known as cornstarch
  • 1½ tbsp (7 g) cocoa powder – unsweetened
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt – omit if using salted butter
  • 3 tbsp (43 g) unsalted butter – room temperature
  • ⅓ cup (70 g) unflavoured vegetable oil – I use canola
  • 1 cup (200 g) white sugar
  • 2 large eggs – room temperature
  • ½ tbsp vanilla essence/extract
  • ¾ tsp white vinegar
  • 1¾ tbsp red liquid food colour
  • ⅓ cup buttermilk – room temperature

Cream Cheese Buttercream

  • ½ cup (112 g) unsalted butter – room temperature
  • 2¼ cups (285 g) icing sugar – also known as confectioners/powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup (168 g) cream cheese – cold, firm type (see note 2)
  • ¾ tsp vanilla essence/extract
  • ¾ tbsp lemon juice – must be fresh

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