Perfect red velvet cupcakes

Perfect red velvet cupcakes

Prep time

15 min


20-25 min





  • 235g self-rising flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 250g caster sugar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 270g unsalted butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp of buttermilk
  • 1 tsp of red colour
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp bicarb soda
  • 5 tsp cider vinegar

For Icing

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 240 g cream cheese
  • 840g icing sugar


  1. Put self-rising flour into your mixing bowl, cocoa powder, caster sugar and salt and shuffle them all to sift together.
  2. Now put butter and eggs into the mixing bowl and mix them, start on low speed and click on medium speed, mix about 2 minutes.
  3. In milk add red colour give them a nice mix now add vanilla extract and mix it too.
  4. Let the mixer going on, at minimum speed and pour all wet stuff into it. Turn it o high speed and Mix it for about 20 seconds.
  5. Now turn it on minimum speed, now add bicarb soda into vinegar, it brings bubble over it shuffle and pours it into the mixing bowl.
  6. Little high up the speed but not too much. Stop the machine and mix it with a spatula. The batter is ready.
  7. Now fill cupcakes tin with this batter and pop it in the oven 170 degrees C for about 20 minutes.
  8. Meanwhile, put butter into the mixer, and cream cheese, and mix them medium to high speed for about 30 seconds.
  9. Now add icing sugar into two parts and mix them properly, start from low speed and speed up medium to high for about 2 minutes
  10. Once your cupcakes cool down, pour buttercream into a piping bag and decorate your cupcakes with it.
  11. Sprinkle some colourful little hearts over it and enjoy…..!


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