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  • Writer's pictureBobbi Jo Lathan

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Updated: Dec 29, 2023

Are these the cutest little Red Velvet Cakes you’ve ever seen! They make a wonderful and festive presentation on your decorated table! Once your guests see these little cakes, your holiday party will be filled with all the sounds of the season… of “Ooohs!” And “Ahhhs!” Happy holidays to all!

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe by: Bobbi Jo Lathan

Recipe type: Dessert

Cuisine: American



2 1⁄2 cups unbleached flour, sifted

3 tablespoons cocoa powder (unsweetened) 11⁄2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 1⁄2 cups sugar

1 1⁄2 cups vegetable oil

3 large eggs, beaten

2 teaspoons Adams red food coloring

1 teaspoon Adams pure vanilla extract

1 cup buttermilk

1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar


8 oz. butter, softened

12 oz. cream cheese, softened

4 cups powdered sugar, sifted

3⁄4 teaspoon Adams pure vanilla extract


To serve, spread each little cake with the frosting. I sometimes leave one cupcake unfrosted, crumble it, and sprinkle the crumbles on the other cream-cheese frosted cupcakes. Or, for Valentine’s Day, you can place a red heart candy on top of each one. For Christmas, put on a peppermint candy. No matter how you top them, they’re YUMMY!


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