Red Velvet Cupcakes

There’s no better way to celebrate your love than with delicious red velvet cupcakes! These cupcakes are super moist and topped with a fluffy chocolate cream cheese frosting. They’re so easy to make and make an impressive dessert fitting for any occasion.

Why You'll Love This Recipe!

– soft, moist and fluffy texture – Perfectly flavored with hints of cocoa and vanilla – Quick and easy to prepare – A great make-ahead recipe – Topped with chocolate cream cheese frosting – Hand-held individual servings – Portable

Cupcake Ingredients

– all-purpose flour – cocoa powder – espresso powder – baking soda – salt – granulated sugar – 2 eggs  – oil – buttermilk – red food coloring gel – vanilla extract – vinegar

Frosting Ingredients

– cream cheese – butter – cocoa powder – powdered sugar – milk or cream – vanilla extract

To make the cupcakes, beat together the sugar and eggs until pale, thick, and creamy.

With the mixer on low speed, drizzle in the oil until it is fully incorporated.

Alternately add the dry ingredients and the remaining liquid ingredients  to the batter (beginning and ending with flour mixture) in 3 different additions until combined. Pour the batter in a cupcake pan and bake.

To make the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.

Add the confectioner's sugar and cocoa. Beat until light and fluffy.

Top cupcakes with the chocolate cream cheese frosting and decorate with sprinkles!