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Red velvet cupcake

Hello dear readers! This is my first post in the space. I’m really out of words on how to start the post . But I have full faith in the almighty and you dear  readers . I promise to give my best . All my recipes are tested and successful . Coming back to this recipe I partially adapted the recipe from a facebook food group member Vandana Pai Badal  and  then followed joy of baking recipe. The cupcakes came out awesome but I could not attain the RED colour  which was really a sad part . I will edit the post as and when I get the desired colour . Red velvet cupcakes are nothing but fancy cupcakes with dashing red colour ..All it needs is some trial and error to get the perfect result .. I have edited this post and will be posting my latest pictures …(nailed it in the year 2014 )

Recipe adapted from  : Joy of baking
Maida – 1 ¼ cup ( 125 g )
Baking powder-1/4 tsp
Salt- ¼ tsp
Cocoa powder-1 tbsp
Unsalted butter-1/2 cup (room temperature) ( 57 g )
Sugar – 3/4 cup (150 g )
Egg – 1 large
Vanilla essence-1/2 tsp
Buttermilk-1/2 cup
Red food colour – 1 added 2 tbsp to get that colour ( original calls for 1 tbsp )
White vinegar – 1/2 tsp
Baking soda – 1/2 tsp
  1. Preheat the oven at 175 d .c / 350 f .
  2. Arrange the cupcake liners in the cupcake tray and keep it ready .
  3. Sift together maida , baking powder , salt and cocoa powder .
  4. Beat butter until creamy .
  5. Add sugar and egg and beat it further .
  6. Add vanilla essence and beat it until combined .
  7. Mix the food colour in the buttermilk .
  8. Add dry ingredients and buttermilk mixture alternately and start beating it  ending with flour.
  9. In a small cup combine baking soda and vinegar .
  10. Allow it to fizz and add it to the batter and fold it well .
  11. Working quickly scoop the batter in the cupcake liners .
  12. Bake it in the oven for 18 to 30 minutes .
  13. Cool the cupcakes completely and frost it .
Cream  cheese Frost:
Cream cheese –  227 g
Icing sugar  – 1/2 cup
Whipping cream  – 160 ml / 2/3 cup
  1. Whisk cream  cheese  with an electric beater until smooth .
  2. Add vanilla essence  and icing sugar .
  3. Add whipping cream and beat until smooth .
  4. It should be thick enough to pipe .
  5. You may also whip the whipping cream separately and then mix it in the cream cheese mixture .


About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

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