Lactose-free red velvet cupcakes

Lactose-free red velvet cupcakes

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All eyes are on lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! Known for their enticing red colour, they are a true classic, bringing strong bursts of life to every occasion – be it an afternoon treat or a tasty treat for guests. The cupcakes are easy to make, easy to bake, and easy to taste – all without lactose!


  • Preheat oven to 225°C.
  • Beat lactose-free butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well between each.
  • Stir in lactose-free milk and red food colouring.
  • Mix flour, cocoa, vanilla sugar, and salt. Fold it gently (sprinkled through a sieve) into the egg mixture.
  • Mix vinegar and baking soda and fold it into the batter when it starts to bubble.
  • Divide the batter into muffin tins to just below the rim.
  • Bake the cakes in the centre of the oven. First 5 min. at 225°C. Then turn down the heat and bake for approx. 15 min. at 175°C.
  • Let them cool on a baking tray.
  • Beat lactose-free cream cheese and butter until smooth.
  • Add the icing sugar a little at a time while still whisking.
  • Stop whisking when the frosting is smooth.
  • Pour it into a piping bag fitted with a round nozzle. Chill it in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  • Top the cooled cupcakes with frosting.

Make sure the lactose-free cream cheese and butter have softened to about room temperature before making the frosting. This makes the mixing process easier, resulting in the smoothest texture possible. Should the frosting become too soft, you can always refrigerate it for a short time to give it a firmer texture.

Questions about red velvet cupcakes

Want to know more? Keep reading below as we go through the burning questions you might have on these lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

Can you freeze lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting?
Yes, you can freeze lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for 2-3 months! You can freeze them with or without frosting – just make sure that they are cooled before putting them in an airtight container in the freezer. However, the texture of the frosting might change, so we recommend freezing them without and whipping up a new batch of cream cheese frosting. Allow them to thaw overnight in the fridge. That way, there is a bigger chance they keep their firm texture and delicious taste.
How long do lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting last?
Lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting last for about 2-3 days in the refrigerator. Just make sure they are sealed in an airtight container or covered with plastic wrap. The frosting can be sensitive to warmer temperatures, so keeping them in the fridge will help them maintain their consistency and fresh taste.
What do red velvet cupcakes taste like?
Despite their beautiful red colour, red velvet cupcakes have a slight chocolaty flavour. They also have a slight tanginess from the vinegar, which also helps create their distinct red colour. With a classic cream cheese frosting on top, they get a deliciously mild and sweet flavour, too, with smooth vanilla notes.


Arla® LactoFREE Milk
250 ml
Lactose-free butter, soft
50 g
250 g
Wheat flour
275 g
Red food colouring
1 tsp
Cocoa powder
2 tbsp
Vanilla sugar
1½ tbsp
Fine salt
½ tsp
1 tsp
Baking soda
1 tsp
Lactose-free natural cream cheese
200 g
Lactose-free butter
50 g
Powdered sugar
150 g

Beautiful lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Paint the town red with beautiful lactose-free red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Bound to catch the eye of any guest, these stunning sweet little delights are full of wonderfully tangy, chocolatey, and utterly delicious flavours.

Visually, their irresistible red colour pleases more than most desserts, but their velvety-smooth white cream cheese frosting is the cherry on top!

Is it the colour you find alluring, or is it the taste? Either way, feel free to treat yourself to a large piece of an indulgent lactose-free Fraisier with beautiful red colours and strawberry sweetness or a batch of lactose-free strawberry popsicles.

Classic cream cheese frosting without lactose – same fluffy texture and sweet flavour

A classic recipe for red velvet cupcakes would see to it that they were decorated with a beautiful topping – one with a smooth consistency and delicious taste. And our recipe does just that! It delivers a classic cream cheese frosting without lactose but with the same fluffy texture and sweet, sweet, flavour. The combination of butter and powdered sugar gives the frosting a rich sweetness to balance out the tangy cream cheese. Together, they create a velvety frosting so yummy it without a doubt belongs on these moist cupcakes!