True Red Velvet Cupcakes

These wonderful cupcakes are blood red inside so if you are doing a Vampire inspired party they will go down a treat! Fangtastic!!


For cake
Plain flour 200 Gram
Unsalted butter 75 Gram , softened
Caster sugar 200 Gram
Eggs 2 Large
Red food color 3 Tablespoon
Unsweetened cocoa 1 1⁄2 Tablespoon
Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Buttermilk 170 Milliliter
Red wine vinegar 3⁄4 Teaspoon
Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon
For icing
Cream cheese 8 Ounce
Unsalted butter 75 Gram , softened, cubed
Confectioners sugar/Icing sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)



1. Preheat oven to 180*C.


2. In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and caster sugar.

3. Add egg and blend it again.

4. In another bowl, combine cocoa powder, red food color and vanilla essence. Whisk it well.

5. Add this mixture to egg and castor sugar mixture.

6. Add salt to the butter milk and add it to the batter and mix gently.

7. Add flour to the cake mixture and whisk it well.

8. In a bowl, combine soda bicarbonate and red wine vinegar and pour it in cake dough.

9. In muffin trays, spoon in the batter.

10. Pop it into the oven for 20 minutes.

11. For making frosting – in a bowl, combine cream cheese and unsalted butter. Whisk it well.

12. Add vanilla essence and whisk well.

13. Add icing sugar to it. Blend it well.

14. On the cupcakes, spread the icing.


15. Serve it with coffee.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Preparation Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 35 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1229Calories from Fat 474

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 54 g83.7%

Saturated Fat 31.17 g155.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 248.7 mg

Sodium 720 mg30%

Total Carbohydrates 173 g57.6%

Dietary Fiber 3.43 g14%

Sugars 124.8 g

Protein 12 g25%

Vitamin A 35.5% Vitamin C 0%

Calcium 8.3% Iron 4.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet