Homemade Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

My second weekend of baking. Made some red velvet cupcakes for the husband last weekend. 😉

red velvet cupcakes

I saw this recipe first at Allrecipes.com and decided to read some reviews. I found some helpful reviews from their readers. One made some minor changes to the cupcake and I am glad I followed her version. You can check her post from here. The only thing I didn’t follow from her recipe is the food coloring part, I accidentally bought 1 ounce of assorted food coloring. So I ended up using 85 ml of red coloring. LOL! I also shared the brands I used in case you wanted to have the same result as mine.

red velvet cupcakes

I was able to make a total of 26 cupcakes with the use of these ingredients and the had ample amount of frosting for all 26.




  • 2 1/4 cups Pillsbury all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Darigold Salted Butter, softened
  • 2 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 4 extra large eggs
  • 1 cup Darigold sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half & half milk
  • 0.3 ounce red food coloring
  • 4 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract



  • 1 (8 ounce) package Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup Darigold Salted Butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Darigold sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 16 ounces confectioners’ sugar

As for the directions, I just followed the one from Allrecipe.com. I printed it off when I was baking, reading from paper is more convenient for me.

And since I didn’t have enough food coloring, I decided to use red paper-lined muffin cups to have the red color feel. Works well for me! 😉

Here’s two more photos!



Who doesn’t love red velvet cupcakes? 🙂

As per the husband, it’s really good! Thumbs up!

Happy weekend & Happy Baking!

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