Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting ❤️

Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

If you’re looking for a dessert that combines rich, velvety flavors with a hint of cocoa and a luscious cream cheese frosting, these Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes are a perfect choice. They’re the ultimate treat for any special occasion or a delightful indulgence on a cozy evening.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar
  • For Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder.
  3. In a separate large bowl, mix together the vegetable oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vanilla extract, and white vinegar.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until well combined.
  5. Pour the batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean.
  7. While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the cream cheese frosting by beating together the softened cream cheese and butter until smooth. Gradually add the powdered sugar and vanilla extract and continue to beat until creamy.
  8. Once the cupcakes are completely cool, frost them with the cream cheese frosting using a piping bag or a spatula.
  9. Enjoy these luscious Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting as a delightful dessert!

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yields: 24 cupcakes

These Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are a classic dessert that will leave your taste buds craving for more. The moist and fluffy cupcakes paired with the rich and tangy cream cheese frosting create a perfect balance of flavors. Whether you’re baking them for a special occasion or just to satisfy your sweet tooth, they are sure to impress.

Nutrition Information: Serving Size – 1 cupcake | Calories – 280 | Total Fat – 16g | Saturated Fat – 6g | Cholesterol – 40mg | Sodium – 220mg | Total Carbohydrates – 32g | Dietary Fiber – 0g | Sugars – 24g | Protein – 2g

Make these Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting and share them with your loved ones. It’s a delightful treat that never goes out of style and is perfect for any occasion. The combination of the moist, vibrant red velvet cake and the creamy, slightly tangy frosting is simply irresistible. So, go ahead and indulge in a little decadence!

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