Red Velvet Cupcakes and Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 2 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract

Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • Directions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.
    2. Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.
    3. Bake 12 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.
    4. Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese and butter until creamy. Mix in the vanilla, then gradually stir in the confectioners' sugar. Store in the refrigerator after use.

    Note: For the frosting, you almost want the cream cheese and butter to be melted so there are no lumps.  

    These came out super tasty! Hope you enjoy!


  1. It looks fluffy and creamy.... that is a sure sign of lovely taste!! ~bangchik

  2. Sounds delicious! My husband always talks about Red velvet Cupcakes from Starbucks but those are seasonal now! I'd like to try and bake it for him one day. Have a great weekend Melissa!

  3. These look scrummy. We don't really have red velvet cake over here, but I did try making it once. It took me hours to convert the recipe.. lol*
    This looks much easier, thanks for adding it. I will definitely give these a go.
    Caroline xx


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