Desserts

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

These Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting are a moist and flavourful cake paired with the best cream cheese frosting. It’s a classic and rich dessert recipe.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

 
Wait, do you love cupcakes? Others that I think you’ll enjoy are:

Now, let’s get back to these lovely beautiful ones.

This recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting is the ultimate example of my preferred taste in holiday baking. It’s not an over the top in theme, yet elegant and most importantly, incredibly delicious.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Very soon, the fall season will turn into winter; and while I resist the colder temperatures and shortened daylight hours, I do fully embrace the many comforts of the season.

The excitement over the upcoming holidays has already begun – and for many including myself, one of the biggest holiday comforts baking; for family, entertaining and baking exchanges.

My typical holiday baking includes classic dessert recipes, and making small changes to our favourites – in order to fit in with the theme. One constant through the years is to focus on red and white desserts, as these classic holiday colours are rich, bold and timeless.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

The red velvet cake is moist and flavourful, with vanilla and cocoa. It’s paired simply perfectly with a smooth cream cheese frosting.

A frosting such as this is my go-to for icings, because it’s not too sweet when compared to a full-bodied buttercream icing.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

This mouthwatering cream cheese frosting is made with regular Cream Cheese {yet you could most certainly swap that for light cream cheese spread if you prefer, it’s 41% less fat than regular Cream Cheese}.

Right now is the time that I stock up on many bricks of cream cheese – because I use it so much in my winter cooking and holiday baking. Remember those winter comforts I was talking about? Exactly!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Enjoy the recipe, my friends – and all the upcoming delicious holiday baking!

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting, moist and flavourful cake paired with the best cream cheese frosting. It's a classic and rich dessert recipe

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 + 1 yolk eggs
  • 2 tbsp red food colouring
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vinegar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 1 brick PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese (250g)
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp vanilla extract

Instructions

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and line muffin tins with cupcake liners
  2. Using a mixer, cream together the butter, oil and sugar
  3. Add the eggs one at a time, and mix well
  4. Add in the food colouring, buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla - and allow to mix once again
  5. In a separate bowl combine the flour, cocoa, salt and baking soda - then in small batches, add the dry mixture to the batter
  6. Divide the batter into the cupcake liners, and bake for 14 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean

FOR THE FROSTING:

  1. Using a mixer on medium speed - beat the cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  2. Gradually add in the icing sugar until combined and then add the vanilla and mix again until fluffy
  3. Frost the cooled cupcakes, decorate as desired and enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 24 cupcakes
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 245Saturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 36gSugar: 27gProtein: 1g

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16 Comments

  1. These cupcakes look divine and adding cream cheese frosting to anything is always a great call because it tastes so good.

  2. I love red velvet cake and cream cheese frosting is always sooooo good!! They also look so pretty at the holidays to dress up with Xmas sprinkles on top of the icing. 🙂

  3. Now if you smashed them up and mix in the icing to make cake balls with a chocolate coating they are so good. I used to make them for my daughters classes. Now that they are in Highschool some of the kids are still bugging her for them. LOL They are a big hit.

  4. They do look really good, have never tried Red Velvet Cake. But would definitely be nice for around Christmas.

  5. These look amazing! Will definitely have to try this recipe over the holidays! (Love cream cheese frosting!)

  6. Mmmmm, they look so pretty, I have never tried red velvet, and I think I want to start, yummm!!!

  7. My daughter would LOVE these!! She loves red velvet and her B-Day is this friday!! I’ll be checking the ingredient list and making these for a cupcake tower for her classmates!!

    Thanks!

    Mishelle

  8. I will definitely have to give these a try, cream cheese icing is my favourite and the cupcakes look so good!

  9. My very favourite is cream cheese icing. On red velvet cake, carrot cake or in many other desserts.

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