Red Velvet Cupcakes…

 

Red Velvet Cupcakes by whatscookingwithruthie.com

I’ve been in the mood to share a little of that Valentines love around!  AND what better way than by baking something in the kitchen?

Red Velvet Cake always remind me of Valentines Day and of course, cupcakes are easy to share!   SO… here’s a Red Velvet Cupcake for you to enjoy… (I got those cute little silicone tea cup holders at the local Wal-mart… they’ll look just as cute in regular cupcake liners though too.)

Red Velvet Cupcakes…
 
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Recipe type: Cup Cake
Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • Red Velvet Cupcakes:
  • 2½ C flour
  • ½ C unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ C butter, softened
  • 4 oz neufatchel cream cheese
  • 2 C sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 C lowfat sour cream
  • 1 bottle (1 oz) red food coloring
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8oz) neufatchel cream cheese
  • 4 Tbsp butter, softened
  • 2 Tbsp lowfat sour cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • desired sprinkles
Instructions
  1. Cup Cakes:
  2. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, in a medium sized mixing bowl; mix well. In a large mixing bowl combine butter, cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time; beating well with each addition.
  5. Add sour cream, food coloring, vanilla; mix well.
  6. Add dry ingredients 1 C at a time; mixing well with each addition.
  7. Mix just until incorporated.
  8. Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove to cooling rack.
  9. Cool completely.
  10. Frosting:
  11. In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter; mix well.
  12. Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
  13. Add powdered sugar 1 C at a time; mixing until incorporated with each addition. Using a 1M Wilton Star tip and a large piping bag; begin piping at the outer edge and circle frosting into the center.
  14. Garnish with desired sprinkles.

Red Velvet Cupcakes by whatscookingwithruthie.com

While we are thinking of yummy Valentine’s Treats- here a couple more from my blog for you to enjoy…

Valentine Cookie Pops by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Valentines (no bake) Cookie Pops

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pie by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Cupcakes by whatscookingwithruthie.com

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake

I hope you enjoy these fun Valentines Baking ideas… I was recently featured over at Chef in Training with this Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe!  You must make a visit over to see my friend Nikki’s delicious site… she’s just awesome :)

Oh and…. Thanks for being patient while my site has been transferring over to a new server… it should be lickity-split quicker now!  (Look for more improvements over the next few weeks!)

Yay! It’s Friday… let the weekend begin!!

xoxo~ Ruthie

 

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  1. February 9, 2013
    Jackie

    These loo great. And maybe I missed it, but how many cupcakes does this recipe normally yield?



    • February 10, 2013
      Ruth

      Hi Jackie… This recipe is delicious and it yields 22-24 cupcakes. I hope you have a wonderful day :) Stop by again soon xoxo~ Ruthie



  2. February 11, 2013

    “Whats Cooking With Ruthie | Red Velvet Cupcakes



  3. February 11, 2013

    OMG – these are mouth watering photos!!
    The cupcakes look GREAT



    • February 11, 2013
      Ruth

      You’re so sweet Winnie… Thank You for the fun comment! Have a fabulous day :) xoxo~ Ruthie



  4. February 12, 2013

    Your cupcakes are very pretty. Wonderful idea for Valentines Day. I made red velvet a while ago and the recipe I followed used light brown sugar and I really liked but I am always drawn when I see red velvet and have not seen the recipe that I used. I have nothing to compare it with, have never made with regular white sugar. Guess I will have to try them both again. Very nice andi



  5. February 13, 2013
    Amanda

    Just made these and they came out absolutely wonderful! The frosting is perfect!



    • February 13, 2013
      Ruth

      Yay!! I’m SO glad to hear they turned out well… that makes me happy! Thank you for the fun comment :) xoxo~ Ruthie



  6. February 15, 2013

    Where did you get those adorable mugs for yor Red Velvet Cupcakes? Too cute!!



    • February 15, 2013
      Ruth

      I just found them at the local Wal-mart… in the valentines section SO, maybe they’d be on sale now :) xoxo~ Ruthie



  7. February 17, 2013

    I just wanted to stop by and tell you that your pictures are beautiful and I love those silicone tea cups! Who doesn’t love red velvet on Valentine’s Day?



    • February 17, 2013
      Ruth

      Thanks so much, Cristina! You’re so sweet… I’m so glad you stopped by and please come back again soon! xoxo~ Ruthie