Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting - Triple Chocolate Kitchen

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When I asked Jeffrey what flavor of cupcake he wanted for our wedding reception, it wasn’t even a contest.. he wanted red velvet. He loves red velvet. That’s something he has in common with my dad!

Red velvet isn’t typically my favorite, because it has a tendency to get dry. Then, my mom found a quick-and-easy red velvet cake recipe in an old church cookbook. It stays super moist thanks to the sour cream in the batter.

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

I know, I know, it sounds weird. But I promise you, this is the best red velvet cupcake recipe in the world!

The cupcakes for the wedding reception turned out great. We topped them with white chocolate buttercream instead of the traditional cream cheese, and they were a huge hit!

Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

Here’s the recipe to try them yourself:


Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes


  • 1 german chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 oz red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Combine all ingredients and beat according to directions on cake mix.
  3. Line cupcake pan with cupcake papers and fill about 2/3 full with batter.
  4. Bake 15-18 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
  5. Allow to cool completely before adding desired frosting.

If you love red velvet as much as my husband and dad both do, here are some other recipes you can try out:

Mini Red Velvet Cookie Cups:

Red Velvet Cookie Cups

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies:

red velvet whoopie pie

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Jessica is a co-founder here at The PinterTest Kitchen. She also works doing graphic design and marketing for Pine Creek Structures and does freelance graphic work in her free time.

5 thoughts on “Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. How convenient that they are his favorite and they compliment your wedding colors as well! The look delicious and white chocolate buttercream is one of my favorites. What a great idea to use that instead of cream cheese!

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