Red Velvet Cupcakes

This Red Velvet Cupcake recipe can be used for making both cakes or cupcakes.  This recipe was so quick and easy.  It’s light and fluffy with a soft texture.  Super delicious and fun to make!



  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 40m


  • 120 grams Soft Butter
  • 300 grams Castor Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 20 grams Cocoa
  • 40 milliliters Red Food Colouring
  • 1 teaspoon (5ml) Vanilla Essence
  • 300 grams Plain Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 240 milliliters Buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon BiCarb
  • 1 tbs White Wine Vinegar


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees (Celsius)
  2. Cream butter and Sugar in a mixing bowl till light and fluffy.
  3. Add eggs one at a time. Wait till the eggs are well combined before adding the next.
  4. Add cocoa, red colour and vanilla to the bowl. Mix till well combined.
  5. Remember to scrape your bowl a few times while mixing.
  6. Mix salt with flour, and add the flour to the mixture, alternating with the buttermilk in batches (always start with flour and end with flour)
  7. Scrape bowl once all flour is mixed, then mix batter till combined properly.
  8. In a small bowl mix bicarb and vinegar and immediately mix into batter.
  9. Beat everything on high for about 30 seconds. then turn off.
  10. Use a spatula to make sure everything is mixed in properly.
  11. Bake at 180 degrees for 25-30 min.

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