Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Since I got such a large response to my red velvet cake truffles, I thought I would re-post my red velvet cupcakes. SO good.

I made the red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting! I used one of Paula Dean's recipes. I love her. And, we share the same last name, so we are practically related. :) The frosting is absolutely delicious. I am going to just use the frosting recipe again on a cake! Here is how they turned out and the recipe!


Recipe courtesy Paula Deen, 2007


• 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

• 1 1/2 cups sugar

• 1 teaspoon baking soda

• 1 teaspoon salt

• 1 teaspoon cocoa powder

• 1 1/2 cups vegetable oil

• 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

• 2 large eggs , room temperature

• 2 tablespoons red food coloring

• 1 teaspoon white distilled vinegar

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

• 1 pound cream cheese, softened

• 2 sticks butter, softened

• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

• 4 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

• Chopped pecans and fresh raspberries or strawberries, for garnish


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 (12-cup) muffin pans with cupcake papers.

In a medium mixing bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, baking soda, salt, and cocoa powder. In a large bowl gently beat together the oil, buttermilk, eggs, food coloring, vinegar, and vanilla with a handheld electric mixer. Add the sifted dry ingredients to the wet and mix until smooth and thoroughly combined.

Divide the batter evenly among the cupcake tins about 2/3 filled. Bake in oven for about 20 to 22 minutes, turning the pans once, half way through. Test the cupcakes with a toothpick for doneness. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting.

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter and vanilla together until smooth. Add the sugar and on low speed, beat until incorporated. Increase the speed to high and mix until very light and fluffy.

Garnish with chopped pecans and a fresh raspberry or strawberry.

Cook's Note: Frost the cupcakes with a butter knife or pipe it on with a big star tip.


  1. Ohhh Red Velvet is my all time fav!!! These sound amazing!! Way to go, girly! I'm so excited to be your newest follower of your delightful blog and I'd love to have you as a friend at Frou Frou Decor! Be sure to link up your sweet creations at my weekly link party, every Friday! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

  2. I've really enjoyed browsing your blog. I linked here from Texas Monkey because I recently found that Red Velvet is one of my favorites too! I will definently try this recipe! Here is a link to my first Red Velvet Cupcake-

  3. I found you through Texas Monkey, too... Beautiful photo of your family. I might try the red velvet... never tried them before. And our family staple is cream cheese frosting.


  4. Oh! Those look really yummy!

    I'm celebrating my 3 year blogiversary this week. I'd love for you to come by and enter my follower giveaway. The prize pack includes a Presto Cool Touch Griddle!

  5. Oh Yum! What a lovely name for cakes - red velvet! Thanks for linking this project too!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  6. What beautifully decorated cupcakes. My family is crazy about red velvet cake.

  7. Most popular cupcake! Although I'm not sure why. I LOVE the color, but I'm not in love with the flavor! This is GORGEOUS though! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!

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  9. Thanks for sharing this nice cupcakes. I would love to actually try this. I have never tried this one.

  10. Yum!! Those look amazing. Thank you so much for linking them up!

  11. OMG!!!!!! This just looks so yummy!!!!