Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • Prep: 15 min
  • Cook Time: 20 min
  • Total: 35 min
  • Serving: Makes 30 mini cupcakes

Along with being scrumptious, Red Velvet Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for your holiday entertaining.


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1-1/2 ounces red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed for 3 to 5 minutes; beat in eggs, one at a time; mix in sour cream, milk, food coloring, and vanilla; and gradually beat in flour mixture until just blended.
  2. Spoon batter into 30 mini cupcake liners fit into a mini pan. Fill liners 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20 minutes and cool for at least 5 minutes. Top with your favorite vanilla or cream cheese frosting. Garnish with dusted cocoa powder, crushed candy canes or chocolate bits.


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