Red Velvet cupcakes

Here we come for the dessert for Easter dinner, a fresh cupcake in the guise of Red Velvet, topped by a delicate cheese cream 🙂 .

The Red Velvet is a cake from US, popular in the old World too especially in recent years. The cake is characterised by its vermilion colour and a creamy white frosting, creating a spectacular colour contrast 🙂 .

red velvet cupcakesLike many other traditional recipes, there are various legends about the spread of Red Velvet cake. We’re telling you the nicest 🙂 . In the 20s, a lovely lady tasted a spectacular cake in the restaurant Waldorf. Then she sent a letter to the chef of the restaurant, begging for the recipe of the cake that she fell in love with 🙂 . A few days later, the postman delivered the long-awaited recipe; accompanied, however, by a receipt 300$. Forced to pay, the lady distribute the recipe for Red Velvet cake to all the friends and neighbours… We cannot know how much truth there is in the legend, but the Red Velvet cake is also known as the 300$ cake 😉 .

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Red Velvet cupcakes

Cuisine Vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Difficulty Easy


For the cupcakes

  • 120 g of butter softened
  • 120 g of caster sugar
  • 120 g of flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 60 ml of buttermilk or milk
  • 5 g of cocoa
  • 1/2 vanilla bean
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • red dye

For the frosting

  • 250 g of Philadelphia cheese
  • 70 g of softened butter
  • 80 g of powdered sugar


For the cupcakes

  1. Beat butter at room temperature with the sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add the salt, vanilla seeds, the dye, baking powder and sifted cocoa.
  3. Finally add the eggs, flour and milk and mix with a spoon.
  4. Pour the mixture into 10 to 12 muffin molds and bake at 180 °C for 20-25 minutes.

For the frosting

  1. While your cupcakes are in the oven, devote yourself to the frosting. Add the cheese, softened butter and icing sugar.
  2. Whisk vigorously with a whisk for a few minutes, then fill a pastry bag.
  3. Once the cupcakes have cooled, you can decorate them.


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