Paula Deen Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

This red velvet cupcake recipe comes from Paula Deen and is topped with cream cheese frosting. Delish!


  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 pound cream cheese, softened
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Line a pair of 12-cup muffin pans with papers.
  3. In a bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt and cocoa powder.
  4. In another bowl, gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla.
  5. Mix in the sifted dry ingredients to the wet ones and mix until smooth/thoroughly combined.
  6. Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins; fill about 2/3 of the way.
  7. Bake in oven for about 20 minutes, turning the pans once, halfway through.
  8. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.


  1. In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth.
  2. Add in the sugar and beat until incorporated on low. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.
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Garnish with chopped pecans and a fresh raspberry or strawberry if you desire.

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Author: Matt R.
Source: Paula Deen
Recipe Yields: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cupcake
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 226
Calories 441

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g
  Saturated Fat 11g
Sodium 223mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 32g
Protein 4g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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