Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes and soft and moist with an incredible red color, made with sour cream and buttermilk, and ready in under 45 minutes!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword red velvet cupcakes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 24 servings
Calories 431 kcal
Author Sabrina Snyder


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  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda into a large bowl and add the salt to it.

  3. In a stand mixer whisk together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, then add in the eggs one at a time.
  4. Whisk in the sour cream, milk, red food coloring and vanilla then add in the flour until just barely mixed in (do not overmix).
  5. Scoop with an ice cream scoop into cupcake liners, 3/4 full and bake for 18-20 minutes, let cool completely and ice with cream cheese frosting.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Red Velvet Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 238mg 10%
Potassium 127mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 54g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 34g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 13.8%
Vitamin C 0.2%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 4.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.