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Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Our Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe are a lovely addition to your Valentines Day Celebrations! Today’s red velvet cakes are an adorably sweet way to share home baked love. Feel all the joy of baking red velvet cupcakes!

Our Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe are a lovely addition to your Valentines Day Celebrations! by

Why we love Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

We love cupcakes–they’re the perfect ratio of cake to frosting! Our Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe are decadent with a moist crumb they make a lovely little gift or serve them at your Valentines Day gathering this year! 

All your loved ones will rave about them! 

Our Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe are a lovely addition to your Valentines Day Celebrations! by

Ingredients in Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

  • flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking soda
  • sea salt
  • butter
  • neufatchel cream cheese
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • lowfat sour cream
  • bottle red food coloring
  • vanilla

Our Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe are a lovely addition to your Valentines Day Celebrations! by


Helpful baking tips for higher elevations

  • If you live 3,000 feet above sea level or more it is considered high elevation and may take longer to cook/bake. 
  • Adjustments are needed for 5000+ feet and above:
  • Reduce baking powder: for each teaspoon, decrease 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon.
  • Reduce sugar: for each cup, decrease 2 tablespoons.
  • Increase liquid: for each cup, add 2 to 4 tablespoons.
  • Increase oven temperature by 25 degrees F.
  • Check if it is done a little early.
  • This takes some trial and error to get it right for you.

Learn more HERE


Yield: 24

Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes by

Our Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe are a lovely addition to your Valentines Day Celebrations!

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes


  • Red Velvet Cupcakes:
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 (4 ounce) neufatchel cream cheese
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup lowfat sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 oz) neufatchel cream cheese
  • 4 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoon lowfat sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • desired sprinkles to garnish


  1. Cup Cakes:
  2. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, in a medium sized mixing bowl; mix well. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time; beating well with each addition.
  5. Add sour cream, food coloring, vanilla; mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredients 1 cup at a time; mixing well with each addition.
  7. Mix just until incorporated.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Frosting:
  11. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter; mix well.
  12. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
  13. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time; mixing until incorporated with each addition. Using a 1M Wilton Star tip and a large piping bag; begin piping at the outer edge and circle frosting into the center.
  14. Garnish with desired sprinkles.
  15. Enjoy your Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe!

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 172mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 1gSugar: 36gProtein: 4g

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  1. […] Red Velvet Cupcakes form What’s Cooking With Ruthie […]

  2. I just wanted to stop by and tell you that your pictures are beautiful and I love those silicone tea cups! Who doesn’t love red velvet on Valentine’s Day?

    • Ruth says:

      Thanks so much, Cristina! You’re so sweet… I’m so glad you stopped by and please come back again soon! xoxo~ Ruthie

  3. Candace says:

    Where did you get those adorable mugs for yor Red Velvet Cupcakes? Too cute!!

    • Ruth says:

      I just found them at the local Wal-mart… in the valentines section SO, maybe they’d be on sale now πŸ™‚ xoxo~ Ruthie

  4. Amanda says:

    Just made these and they came out absolutely wonderful! The frosting is perfect!

    • Ruth says:

      Yay!! I’m SO glad to hear they turned out well… that makes me happy! Thank you for the fun comment πŸ™‚ xoxo~ Ruthie

  5. andi winslow says:

    Your cupcakes are very pretty. Wonderful idea for Valentines Day. I made red velvet a while ago and the recipe I followed used light brown sugar and I really liked but I am always drawn when I see red velvet and have not seen the recipe that I used. I have nothing to compare it with, have never made with regular white sugar. Guess I will have to try them both again. Very nice andi

  6. Winnie says:

    OMG – these are mouth watering photos!!
    The cupcakes look GREAT

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  8. Jackie says:

    These loo great. And maybe I missed it, but how many cupcakes does this recipe normally yield?

    • Ruth says:

      Hi Jackie… This recipe is delicious and it yields 22-24 cupcakes. I hope you have a wonderful day πŸ™‚ Stop by again soon xoxo~ Ruthie

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