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moist red velvet cupcakes

Moist Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 30 1x


The best red velvet cupcake recipe that makes perfectly moist cupcakes every time!


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1 oz bottle red food coloring


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in vanilla, buttermilk and food coloring.
  4. Slowly beat in the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until combined, do not overbeat.
  5. Spoon batter into a paper-lined cupcake tin, filling each about 2/3 full. This recipe makes 30 cupcakes.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Let the cupcakes cool completely before icing them. Top with cream cheese frosting (recipe linked below).
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American