Blood-Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Recipe: #41143

July 12, 2023

"Sink your teeth into the sinful indulgence of Blood-Red Velvet Cupcakes. These moist and vibrant treats, topped with creamy cream cheese frosting, are a feast for the senses. Whether enjoyed at vampire-themed parties or as a decadent dessert, these blood-red delights capture the mysterious allure of the night. Embrace your inner creature of darkness and savor the irresistible combination of rich flavors and visually striking aesthetics. Preparation Tips: Make sure all the ingredients, especially the butter and cream cheese, are at room temperature to ensure smooth mixing and creamy frosting. For a richer flavor, you can add a teaspoon of instant espresso powder to the dry ingredients. Store the cupcakes in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days."

Original is 12 servings
  • For the Cupcakes:
  • For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • Optional Garnish:


  • Serving Size: 1 (125 g)
  • Calories 334.5
  • Total Fat - 5.7 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 46.4 mg
  • Sodium - 7336.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 63.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 50.7 g
  • Protein - 8.3 g
  • Calcium - 196 mg
  • Iron - 0.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step by Step Method

For the Cupcakes:

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners and set aside.

Step 2

In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Step 3

In a separate large bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy.

Step 4

Beat in the eggs, one at a time, ensuring each is fully incorporated. Stir in the red food coloring and vanilla extract.

Step 5

Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Begin and end with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined, being careful not to overmix.

Step 6

In a small bowl, mix together the vinegar and baking soda until it foams. Quickly fold it into the cupcake batter until well distributed.

Step 7

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake liners, filling each about 2/3 full.

Step 8

Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Step 9

Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let them cool in the tin for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

Step 10

In a mixing bowl, beat the softened cream cheese and butter until creamy and smooth.

Step 11

Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating well after each addition.

Step 12

Stir in the vanilla extract and continue to beat until the frosting is smooth and fluffy.


Step 13

Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, frost them generously with the cream cheese frosting.

Step 14

Optional: Sprinkle the cupcakes with edible glitter or red sugar crystals to create a blood-red effect.

Step 15

Serve the Blood-Red Velvet Cupcakes immediately or refrigerate them until ready to serve.


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