This red velvet cupcake recipe took years to perfect & the result is everything you can hope for! Soft and tender with a velvety texture, and super flavorful with tangy notes and sweet vanilla that’s been kissed with cocoa.  A cloud of not too-sweet, whipped cream cheese frosting takes it over the top.  It’s a winner! 

Four years.

Over 25 different recipes.

More than 50 trials.

At least 18oz (512g) of red food coloring.

Around 400 cupcake liners.

Two forever red-stained t-shirts, a few extra centimeters around the waist and a semi-fried brain, is what it took to come up with a red velvet cupcake recipe GREAT enough to share.