The Sprinkles Red Velvet Cupcakes

Disney Park Recipe:

Location: Sprinkles Bakery – Disney SpringsWalt Disney World

Location: Sprinkles Bakery – Downtown DisneyDisneyland

Source: The Sprinkles Baking Book by Candace Nelson

Yield: 12 Cupcakes or one 9-inch cake


  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 3 tbsps unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 tsp baking soda

  • 1 tsp fine sea salt

  • 2/3 cup buttermilk (shaken)

  • 1 ¾ tsp white vinegar

  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

  • ¾ tsp red gel food coloring

  • 10 tbsps unsalted butter (slightly softened)

  • 1 cup plus 2 tbsps sugar

  • 2 large eggs

  • Cream cheese frosting


  • Preheat oven to 350F

  • Using paper liners, prepare a cupcake pan.

  • In stand mixer with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar together. Mix on medium to high speed. It will be light and fluffy. Mix in one egg at a time.

  • In a large bowl, sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and the salt. Mix well together.

  • In a small bowl, combine the buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla and food coloring.

  • Add half the flour mixture to the butter mixture. Blend well. Add half the milk mixture and mix well. Add the remaining flour and mix. Add the remaining milk and mix.

  • Pour into the prepared cupcake can and bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

  • Let cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, top with Sprinkles Cream Cheese Frosting. 

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