Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Baking soda     
Red colour
Vanilla extract   
White vinegar/ Apple cider vinegar  

Cream cheese frosting
Cream cheese  
Vanilla extract         
Powdered sugar      
Corn starch 

1 1/3 cup
2 tbsp
¼ tsp
½ tsp
¼ cup
¾ cup
¼ cup
1 tsp
a few drops
½ tsp
2/3 cup


½ cup
200 grams
a few drops
3 cups
2 tbsp


  • Dry ingredients: Take a large mixing bowl, add 1 1/3 cup maida, 2 tbsp cocoa, ½ tsp baking soda, ¼ tsp salt and ¾ cup sugar. Mix all of these ingredients well.
  • Wet ingredients: Take another bowl, add ¼ cup oil, 1 egg, a few drops of vanilla extract, ½ tsp white vinegar/apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp red colour and 2/3 cup butter milk.
  • Now take the wet mixture and pour it in the dry ingredients bowl and mix well using a whisk. Make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed.
  • Now take a cupcake tray, align the paper cupcakes and pour this batter. Put this in the oven and bake for about 15 minutes at 200 degree Celsius.
  • While it is baking, make the cream cheese frosting. In a bowl, add 200 grams cream cheese, 3 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp corn starch and ½ cup melted butter. Mix all of these ingredients using an electric blender.
  • Once the cupcakes are done, remove them from the oven and using a piping bag, decorate them with cream cheese frosting and serve it.

-Akhila kakarala
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