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Red Velvet Cupcakes

A favorite cupcake recipe that is perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time22 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate cupcakes, Red Velvet Cupcake, Red Velvet Cupcakes
Servings: 12


For the Cupcakes

  • cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter, room temperature
  • cup sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup milk
  • tsp red food coloring
  • 1 cup chocolate chips

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350° and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt together until combined.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Next, add eggs, sour cream and milk. Mix together on medium speed until well blended. Add red food coloring and blend until fully incorporated.
  • Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and mix well.
  • Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full and bake for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick is inserted and comes out clean.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting

  • In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, vanilla, and powdered sugar, on medium speed, until fully combined.
  • Place frosting into piping bag and frost cupcakes once they have completely cooled.


Recipe adapted from Allrecipes