Ingredients

How to make it

  • For the cake: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour two 9-inch cake pans. Whisk flour, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl. Whisk buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and eggs in large measuring cup. Mix cocoa with food coloring in small bowl until a smooth paste forms.
  • With electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter and sugar together until fluffy, about 2 minutes, scraping down bowl as necessary. Add one-third of flour mixture and beat on medium-low speed until just incorporated, about 30 seconds. Add half of buttermilk mixture and beat on low speed until combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down bowl as necessary and repeat with half of remaining flour mixture, remaining buttermilk mixture, and finally remaining flour mixture. Scrape down bowl, add cocoa mixture, and beat on medium speed until completely incorporated, about 30 seconds. Using rubber spatula, give batter final stir.
  • Scrape into prepared pans and bake until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, about 25 minutes. Cool cakes in pans 10 minutes then turn out onto rack to cool completely, at least 30 minutes.
  • For the frosting: With electric mixer, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add cream cheese, one piece at a time, and beat until incorporated, about 30 seconds. Beat in vanilla and salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • When cakes are cooled, spread about 2 cups frosting on one cake layer. Top with second cake layer and spread top and sides of cake with remaining frosting. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 3 days.
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    " It was excellent "
    LearnSwimCook ate it and said...
    Wow! I've made this recipe many times now and it is by far one of my very favourites (my family thinks it's great too!) Your instructions for cupcakes work perfectly!
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  • sherrypie1953 4 years ago
    As promised I said I come back and leave a review on your recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes. I must say this recipe was just super and easy steps to understand. This is the best recipe for Red Velvet Cake todate.The ingredients combined excellently, and baked up to perfection. They have a delicious texture and not to meniton very moist.I did however make the frosting as well, that too was perfect. In my opinion this is by far the best Red Velvet Cake recipe I've ever made. I made 70 cupcakes for my husband company for tomorrow for Valentines Day (Sunday). Thank you very much for a delicious treat!
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  • sherrypie1953 4 years ago
    I need to make 100 cupcakes for my husband company for Valentines. I thought what cupcake is different and thought again red velvet and looked up her. I will make yours and decorate with a different topping(haven't decide yet on what)and some sort of Valentine decoration. I make Easter cupcakes for all them as well. I will let you know how they come out..but I haven't found anything that gang won't eat yet lol..thank you.
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  • missworld 5 years ago
    Thank you so much for the recipe! I'll be trying it for sure :D my sister loves red velvet cupcakes so I'll be surprising her with this over the weekend! Thanks again! :D
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    " It was excellent "
    burgandy26 ate it and said...
    WOW THANKS FOR SHARING,CANT WAIT TO MAKE THEM
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    " It was excellent "
    laynie ate it and said...
    Thank you for shering all your recipes are very good :)
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Thanks guys for the comments. These cupcakes really do melt in your mouth. People at work asked for the recipe but I wouldnt share. I told them they would have to buy some..lol
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  • ambauer 6 years ago
    This looks like a great recipe! Thanks for posting it, I've been looking for a good red velvet cake recipe for a while. I love your original picture too!
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  • henrie 6 years ago
    Will definately try these, love moist cakes or cupcakes. Great post.
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  • jett2whit 6 years ago
    My favorite!! A little bite of heaven...yummmmy
    Thanks for posting - Jett
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  • bitsyskitchen 6 years ago
    Thanks. These were really good if I do say so myself : ) Got a lot of compliments on the texture. very tender and moist...
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    " It was excellent "
    zena824 ate it and said...
    I love Red Velvet Cake or Cupcakes....wonderful post!!!!
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