red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Hi ya’ll!  Welcome to the third week of desserts here at Cornfed Creations!  Since desserts are this month’s featured theme, I wanted to make sure to offer a creation of red velvet.  This week’s featured recipe is Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!  These yummy bites of red velvet cake filled and covered with delectable cream cheese frosting are so tasty!  The cake itself is light, moist and holds together well which makes the cupcakes easy to fill and frost!  Even though this recipe takes a little bit more effort to put together, the resulting Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are SO worth it!  YUMMMO!!! 🙂

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

The first step is to mix your dry ingredients together, then set aside…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Then cream together the butter and sugar…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

In another small mixing bowl, whisk together the other ‘wet ingredients’…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

And then add the signature Red Velvet color by adding the food coloring to this mixture…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Now it’s time to bring all this yumminess together and get these Red Velvet Cupcakes into the oven!

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

First add eggs, one at a time to the creamed butter/sugar mixture.  Then when all of the eggs have been incorporated, add the wet and dry ingredients in small amounts, alternating between the two.

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Until all ingredients are incorporated…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Now add the batter to the lined cupcake tins.

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Add enough batter to fill cupcake liners approximately 2/3 full.  Batter will be relatively thick, so it will be easiest to spoon it into the liners.

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Bake for about 30 minutes (in conventional oven) or until a toothpick comes out clean after inserting it into the center of a Red Velvet Cupcake.  Once they are done, remove from oven and cool completely.  While you wait for the cupcakes to cool, whip together the frosting for Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting…

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Cream the softened butter and cream cheese together until light and fluffy.  Then add the vanilla and gradually add confectioner’s sugar until desired sweetness and frosting consistency is reached.

When cupcakes are cool, fill and frost, as desired.

 

For garnish and interest, I sprinkled a small amount of unsweetened cocoa powder over the top of my Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting!

red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting

Delicious, delectable cupcakes that will disappear quickly!  I hope you enjoy them as much as me and my family do!  And don’t forget, I’d love to hear your feedback and comments about recipes here!

If you enjoy these recipes, be sure to check out my  Cornfed Creations Cookbook that features over 100 different recipes for quick and easy meal fixin’s.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yields 30 cupcakes

A delightful dessert any time of year!

45 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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Ingredients

For Cupcakes:
2 ½ c. All-purpose flour
1/3 c. unsweetened cocoa powder
1 t. baking soda
½ t. salt
1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
4 eggs
½ c. sour cream
1 c. buttermilk
1 T. mayonnaise
1 t. vanilla
2 T. red food coloring
For Frosting:
12 oz. cream cheese, softened
12 oz. salted butter, softened
2 t. vanilla
6-7 c. confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. Line cupcake pan with liners; set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350’F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  4. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the softened butter and sugar until very light and fluffy (approx. 3-4 minutes).
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
  6. In another small mixing bowl, whisk together the sour cream, buttermilk, mayonnaise, vanilla and food coloring.
  7. Add about one third of the buttermilk mixture, then one third of flour mixture to sugar mixture, mixing well between additions. Alternate additions until mixtures are all combined.
  8. Fill each cupcake liner approximately 2/3 full.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool.
  10. For the frosting, cream the butter and cream cheese together. Then add vanilla and about 2 cups of confectioners’ sugar.
  11. Start the mixer on low speed initially, just until confectioners’ sugar is incorporated well, and then increase mixer speed.
  12. Repeat addition of sugar until desired sweetness level is reached. Then continue to mix on medium speed of the mixer for 3-4 minutes to incorporate the sugar. This will result in a smooth and creamy frosting texture.
  13. Frost cupcakes as desired. Makes 30 cupcakes and frosting to fill and frost 30 cupcakes.
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