Copycat Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes

Copycat Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes


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Sprinkles in by far our favorite bakery. We just can't resist buying their tasty cupcakes by the dozen. Their red velvet cupcake is one of the absolute best cupcakes on the menu.

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Serving Size / Yield

15 servings


  • 1 1/3 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 C. salted butter
  • 1 C. + 2 Tbs. granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbs. red food coloring
  • 3 Tbs. cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 C. whole milk
  • 1 ts.p. distilled white vinegar
  • For the cream cheese frosting:
  • 6 oz. cream cheese
  • 1/2 c. salted butter
  • 3 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda.

  3. In a separate bowl, whip together the butter and sugar until fluffy.

  4. Add in the eggs one at a time.

  5. Add the red food coloring and vanilla extract.

  6. In a small bowl combine the milk and 1 tsp vinegar.

  7. Add milk mixture and flour mixture to cupcake mixture.

  8. Divide batter evenly among lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

  9. Bake for 18-21 minutes until toothpick inserted into center of cupcake comes out clean.

  10. Once cooled, add the cream cheese frosting.

  11. For the frosting: Whip together butter and cream cheese. Mix in vanilla extract. Add powdered sugar and beat until smooth.

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