Red Velvet cupcakes

These cupcakes look adorable! They are a great eye-catcher at any party!


Difficulty: Easy

Time: 40 min. preparation time, 15 min. baking time

Nutrition: Calories ca 515 / Protein 6g / Carbohydr. 56g / Fat 30g

Ingredients (10 servings)

200 gall-purpose flour
200 gsugar
200 mlvegetable oil
120 mlbuttermilk
1 tbspcocoa powder
1vanilla bean (seeds)
3 tspbaking powder
1 packagered food coloring
300 gcream cheese
100 gbutter (soft)
160 gconfectioner’s sugar


muffin tins, standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, oven, piping bags, muffin liners (optional), ice cream scoop (optional), large bowl, whisk

Wine Tip

Prosecco, 2012
The fluffy red velvet cupcakes unfold their flavor best when combined with a fizzy Prosecco. It plays gently on the gums and picks up the sweetness of the cupcakes.

Step 1

Red Velvet cupcakes

Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F. Beat eggs until foamy. Slowly add in sugar while continuously beating. Add vegetable oil.

standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters, oven

2 eggs / 200 g sugar / 200 ml vegetable oil

Step 2

Red Velvet cupcakes

Now, slowly add food coloring. Depending on which kind of food coloring you are using, you might need a little more or less.

1 package red food coloring

Step 3

Red Velvet cupcakes

Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, seeds of the vanilla bean, and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.

large bowl, whisk

200 g all-purpose flour / 1 tbsp cocoa powder / 1 vanilla bean / 3 tsp baking powder / salt

Step 4

Red Velvet cupcakes

Alternate adding dry ingredients and buttermilk to the egg mixture. Start and end with the dry ingredients. Beat until everything is well combined.

Step 5

Red Velvet cupcakes

Transfer batter into lined muffin tins. An ice cream scoop works well for this. Bake muffins in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for approx. 10 – 15 min. Then, remove from oven and let cool.

muffin tins, ice cream scoop, muffin liners

Step 6

Red Velvet cupcakes

For the icing, beat cream cheese, soft butter, and confectioner’s sugar until smooth.

standing mixer or hand mixer with beaters

300 g cream cheese / 100 g butter / 160 g confectioner’s sugar

Step 7

Red Velvet cupcakes

Fill the buttercream into prepared piping bags and start piping. Make sure that the cupcakes have enough time to cool. Otherwise, the buttercream will start melting. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or tea.

piping bags