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Homemade Red Velvet Cupcake

The moist red velvet cupcake recipe is always a show stopper for any get-together. The classic red color and the velvety feel makes this cupcake recipe as one of the most demanded homemade cupcake recipes. Learn how to make homemade red velvet cupcake recipe from scratch.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert, Parties
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10 cuppies


For CupCake

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 200 gm Cream Cheese
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract (Pure)
  • 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2/3 cup Whipping Cream (Cold and heavy)


For Cupcake

  • Preheat the oven at 180 °C for 10 minutes.
  • In a mixing bowl sieve all the dry ingredients together – all-purpose flour (maida), sugar, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder and baking soda. Mix them well.
  • Mix the milk with vinegar and keep aside for 5 minutes. The milk will curdle to form buttermilk. Now add color to this mix.
  • Separately whisk the wet ingredients - prepared buttermilk, melted butter and vanilla essence.
  • Add it to the dry ingredients and mix well with a spatula or with electric beater till there are no lumps.
  • Now pour the batter in a cupcake mould and bake at 180 °C for about 15 minutes or until done.
  • Remove and cool.

For Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese until smooth. Begin adding powdered sugar, creaming thoroughly after each addition.
  • Mix Vanilla extract in the cream.
  • Continue adding powdered sugar until frosting has a pearly sheen and thick, gooey yet spreadable consistency.


  1. Red food colouring will stain your hands, clothes and mouth, so use caution when handling.
  2. You must use a brand of heavy cream that whips very easily to stiff peaks.
  3. If the cream you are using don’t form the stiff peaks easily, whip the cream separately till it forms the stiff peaks and then fold with cream cheese.