Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes recipe

We are going to share a recipe for our current flavor of the month Red Velvet. Our recipe for this week is Red Velvet Mini-cupcakes with butter cream frosting.


  • 11/2c All-Purpose Flour
  • 11/2t Baking Powder
  • 1T Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2c Sugar
  • 1/2c Margarine
  • 1 Large Egg (beaten)
  • 1t Vanilla Essence
  • 1t White Vinegar
  • 1/2c Buttermilk (Mala or Sour Milk)
  • 1/4t PEL 4R Ponceau Red Color powder + 1T Water.
  • Butter cream Frosting recipe
  • (Option) Sprinkles for garnish.
Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes



Preheat the oven to 350 ºF or 180 °C

1.) Prepare the mini muffin pan. You can use small cupcake liners or grease and flour the muffin cups if you’re not using liners.

Greased & floured muffin pan

2.) Sift the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder into a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
3.)Combine the sugar and margarine a large mixing bowl. Cream the ingredients for about 3 minutes, then add the egg and beat until thoroughly mixed.
4.) In a small bowl, combine the vinegar, vanilla and red color.

Vanilla red color mixture

5.) Add the vanilla mixture into the creamed mixture and mix thoroughly.
6.)Add the flour mixture & milk alternatively – three times, starting and ending with the flour. Mix thoroughly but do not over beat.
7.) Pour the batter into the muffin cups, fill 2/3 of the cup and place in the oven.

Red Velvet batter

8.) Bake for 25 minutes or until toothpick or skewer inserted comes out clean.
9.) Remove the muffin pan from the oven and let cool for 3-5 minutes. Remove the mini-cupcakes from the pan and set on a cooling rack to cool.

Baked Red Velvet Mini Cupcakes

10.) Frost the cupcakes as you would like them and garnish with sprinkles.

We hope you enjoy this lovely recipe, make it at home for your loved ones as a treat for breakfast or dessert. They’re yummy! Cheers ^_^!

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences in form of short baking and cake decorating classes. We have a baking workshop at Discounts Arcade, Shop no. 51 on Ngong road (Adams Arcade area next to The Green House), in Nairobi that offers baking & cake decoration learning experiences for those who want to learn what bakers and cake decorators do in a practical/hands on Bakery kitchen. We have both online and practical/physical classes. We also offer baking business start-up training and group mentorship as well via our Baking for Profit Program. We also sell locally tested baking recipe books (soft copy & printed books).

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