Recipe: Red Velvet Cupcake

9 Comments 21 February 2012 / by

since this cupcakes bakery opened its shop at millenia walk, near my office, i’ve been going there to pick up a cupcake on my coffee break at work. hey, i was pregnant at the time, so i can eat whatever i want haha.. the red velvet cupcakes they sell are to die for! i just loove biting into its moist cake and its cream cheese frosting.

so after i gave birth to neishia, i can’t stop craving for it. it was to the point that i asked hubby to pick them up on his way home. since they’re usually out of stock by then, i actually called and reserved the cakes for hubby to pick up. that was how good the cakes are and how much i’m in love with them. the thing is, i’m not really into something sweet, so it’s a surprise that i can eat a bunch of them and crave for them all the time.

today, neishia is almost 40 days old, and i’m craving for another red velvet cupcake. so i decided to make them. i haven’t gone inside my kitchen for baking for awhile now, so i figured, maybe it’s time that i start baking again. red velvet cupcakes would be a perfect start to make.

i made a whole batch of recipe, which resulted 20 regular sized cupcakes and a dozen mini cupcakes. this recipe created such a moist cupcakes that i finished 5 mini cupcakes in one go, it’s soo good! hubby said that it’s even better that the ones from twelve cupcakes. o yeah!

since i won’t be able to finish all of them, i keep the mini ones at home while hubby takes the regular size to work for his co-workers.

here’s the recipe for you to try out. got the recipe from HERE, with a little modifications from me.


* 2 cups all purpose flour
* 1 teaspoon of baking soda
* 1 teaspoon of baking powder
* 1 teaspoon of salt
* 2 tablespoon of unsweetened, cocoa powder
* 2 cups sugar (i use only 1.5 cups)
* 1 cup vegetable oil
* 2 eggs
* 1 cup buttermilk (i make my own buttermilk; see notes below)
* 2 teaspoon of vanilla
* 1-2 oz. red food coloring (i only use a drop. no need to use them if you don’t want)
* 1 teaspoon of white distilled vinegar
* 1/2 cup of prepared plain hot coffee (donโ€™t skip this ingredient)
* chocolate bar, grated

1. preheat oven to 325.
2. in a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. in a large bowl, combine the sugar and vegetable oil.
4. mix in the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and red food coloring until combined.
5. stir in the coffee and white vinegar.
6. combine the wet ingredients with the dry ingredients a little at time, mixing after each addition, just until combined.
7. pour the batter evenly into each baking cups, or you can make a regular cake and bake it in well greased pan
9. bake in the middle rack for 30-40 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake as cake will continue to cook as it cools.
10. let it cool before you swirl the cream cheese frosting on top.
11. sprinkle the grated chocolates on top of the frosting or whatever you want for the topping.


1 pack of cream cheese, softened (i use philadelphia cream cheese)
1/4 cup milk
1/2 stick of butter, slightly melted or room temp
2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup of powdered sugar

combine all of them in a bowl and mix together till creamy.


1 cup of milk
1 tablespoon white vinegar or lemon juice

put the vinegar/lemon juice in a cup. pour in the milk until it reaches 1 cup measurement. set it aside for 5 minutes then use it as much as your recipe calls for.

Your Comments

9 Comments so far

  1. Aini says:

    Shinta… red velvet cupcakenya bikin ngiler malem2 ih ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. sLesTa says:

    aini: hihi.. yay! berarti sukses dong.. fotonya! #eh

  3. otty says:

    Resep ini emang andalan banget deh, si Lei juga awalnya ngasih tau gue red velvet yang enak dari web yang lo refer.

  4. sLesTa says:

    otty: oya? kok bisa samaan? hehe tapi emang kuenya super moist dan enaakk bgt. cuma kalo pas lagi ngaduk batternya bakal sedikit kuatir krn batternya enceer banget, gak kayak batter cupcake/kue gitu. tp disitu kunci moist-nya.

  5. alaya says:

    kantor lo deket millenia walk? gw mayan sering meeting di millenia tower.
    kapan2 kalau sempet lunch bareng yuk…

  6. sLesTa says:

    @alaya: lohhh elo emg skrg di spore? kantor gue emg di millenia tower, dear

  7. alaya says:

    gue masih di jakarta kok. tapi lagi ngerjain proyek di singapore, jadi sering kesana ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. sLesTa says:

    contact2 yah kalo kesini, kita lunch bareng!

  9. lina says:

    Tolong ฯ‘i translate dong mb resepnya ke indo, pengen bgt nyobain nih,,

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