The Original Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hi guys!

Who doesn’t love Red Velvet Cupcakes? In 2014, I made some Red Velvets but with a mascarpone-cream frosting. Now I made them with their ‘signature’ cream cheese butter frosting. I didn’t really know what to expect since I never manage to make delicious buttercream frostings. They just taste too much like butter…

But these Red Velvets with their original frosting are AMAZING! I don’t think I’ll ever make my ‘old’ frosting again. I had to keep myself from eating the frosting before putting it on my cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜ฎ Is that bad?

I know it sounds silly but I’m in love with these ‘original’ Red Velvet Cupcakes ๐Ÿ˜‰


What we need:


  • 235 g self-raising flour
  • 15 g cocoa powder
  • 250 g sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 270 g soft unsalted butterย at room temperature
  • 4 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons of buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon of red food colouring (powder or paste)
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • Cupcake wrappers
  • Cupcake trays


  • 150 g soft unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 240 g cream cheese
  • 840 g icing sugar
  • Piping tip
  • Piping bag


How to:


  1. Preheat the oven at 180ยฐC.
  2. Sift the flour, sugar, cocoa powder and salt in your mixer.
  3. Add the butter and the eggs.
  4. Mix until the batter is smooth.
  5. Combine buttermilk, food colouring and vanilla extract and poor it in the batter.
  6. Mixย until the batter gets a nice red colour.
  7. Finish the batter by hand because you don’t want to overmix it.
  8. Place the cupcake wrappers in the cupcake trays.
  9. Fill the cupcake wrappers for 2/3th and bake them for about 22 minutes.


  1. Put butter, cream cheese and half of the icing sugar in the mixer.
  2. Mix on minimum speed until it combines, then mix at medium to high speed.
  3. Add the other half of the icing sugar.
  4. Mix until the frosting gets stiff and pale. Don’t make it too stiff though.
  5. Let the cupcakes cool completely before frosting them.
  6. Put the piping tip in your piping bag and frost! ๐Ÿ˜€


I’ve also found a new YouTube channel to share with you because I absolutely LOVE Jemma from the London based bakery Crumbs and Doillies. (I HAVE to get to London soon..) She made these Red Velvets and her video is just awesome! I hope you enjoy ๐Ÿ˜€

Have a delicious day โค
xxx Sarah

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  1. Red velvet are a definite favorite of mine and I love that you made these with the classic cream cheese frosting along with the marscapone a few months back. They look delicious and almost too pretty to eat! Thanks for sharing this with us on #SHINEbloghop this week; we’re so glad you were able to join us ๐Ÿ™‚

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  2. Red velvet cup cakes are my ultimate favoritiest (yeah, I just made up that word) cupcake. I put a box of pudding in mine and then for the frosting I make a cream cheese frosting but then throw some whipped topping in it. It is fantastic.

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