Red Velvet Cupcakes
Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Prep: 15 mins
Quite Easy
Serves: 12

Baking a Red Velvet Cupcake recipe is easier than it looks, and we love these vibrant little cakes topped with a luscious cream cheese frosting. The cake base is a chocolatey sponge made with bright red food colouring to give it that gorgeous rich red shade! 
Our Carnation Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe is easy to bake and you can top the cakes with your favourite sprinkles, a few red cake crumbs and red edible glitter to add even more decorations.

Red velvet cupcakes
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Plain flour




Vanilla extract

½ tsp

Buttery baking spread*


Baking powder

1½ tsp

Cocoa powder


Red food colouring


Icing sugar


Butter, softened


Few drops vanilla extract

Full fat cream cheese


*recipe is based on 70% fat buttery baking spread.

You will also need...

  • 12 hole cupcake tin and cupcake cases
  • Edible red glitter (optional)

Step 1 of 4

Preheat the oven to 180°C, (160°C for fan ovens), Gas Mark 4.

Step 2 of 4

Place the cupcake ingredients in a bowl and beat with an electric hand mixer for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy.

Step 3 of 4

Spoon into the cupcake cases and bake for approximately 15-18 minutes until springy. Cool slightly then transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Step 4 of 4

Beat the icing sugar, butter and vanilla with the condensed milk and cream cheese until very thick and creamy. Spread or pipe onto the cakes and sprinkle with any loose crumbs to decorate!

Why not top your red velvet cupcake recipe with sliced strawberries for contrasting fruity twist?

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