Spooky Red Velvet Cupcakes

Prep Time
20 min.
Cook Time
20 min.
Recipe by: Tallgirlbakes

Red Velvet has always been one of my favorites and this cupcake recipe is my go to during Halloween season! It’s essentially a buttermilk cake with just a hint of cocoa power. It’s then dyed red to get its signature color! This recipe is moist and rich and always a crowd please. Enjoy!

Make This Recipe


2 cups all purpose flour

1 1/4 tsp baking soda

1 1/4 cups buttermilk

2 Tbs cocoa powder

1 1/4 tsp vinegar

1/2 bottle of red food coloring

3/4 cup vegetable oil

1 1/2 cups sugar

1 tsp salt

3 eggs

1 tsp. Vanilla

1 Tbs. Water


  1. Preheat Oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake tin with liners.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder and then set bowl aside.
  3. In bowl of stand mixer combine oil, sugar, buttermilk and eggs thoroughly.
  4. Add in red food coloring, vanilla, vinegar and water and mix till combined.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients into the wet while mixing on low.
  6. Mix until just combined.
  7. Fill liners 3/4 full and bake for 15-20 min or until done.


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1
Calories 160
Fat 7.6g
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Cholesterol 21mg
Sodium 170mg
Carbohydrates 21.4g
Dietary Fiber 0.4g
Protein 2.3g