Recipe: Mini Red Velvets with Cream Cheese Frosting

Nothing spells Valentine’ Day better than Red Velvet cupcakes- red and sweet with frosting topped with a heart shaped sprinkle. Yes, Red Velvet and Valentine’s Day should be synonymous. Why? Because looking at these seductive red sexy things certainly puts one in the mood for lurveeeee doesnt it?

Almost everyone Ive known has baked a Red Velvet cake/cupcake/cake pop before so I knew I had to jump onto the bandwagon as well to see what the craze was all about. And what better occasion to bake these lovely luscious looking cupcakes than Valentine’s Day in conjunction with February Sweet Adventures Blog Hop- Love at First Bite!

I had unfortunately missed January’s Blog Hop which was Death by Chocolate (definitely a cardinal sin to have missed that one) and so I was certainly not about to miss the blog hop this time round. PLUS, this is the first time I am able to paste the linky code and properly link back to the hostess blog now that I am on so I was definitely pretty psyched to get all these little web tools going!

Makes 48 minis so half the recipe if you dont want that many but then again no one says no to red velvet now do they?

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups caster sugar
1 tbs cocoa powder
1 tsp salt
1 tsp baking soda
2 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup buttermilk
1 tbs vinegar
1 tsp vanilla
1 tbsp red food colouring

  • Preheat oven to 180°C
  • Line muffin tray with cupcake liners.
  • Lightly stir eggs in a medium bowl with a wire whisk. Add remaining liquid ingredients and stir together with whisk until blended. Set aside.
  • Place all the dry ingredients in your mixing bowl and stir together really good with another wire whisk.
  • Add wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix on medium-high for about a minute or until completely combined.
  • Fill your muffin trays, till the batter is all used up.
  • Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • After about ten minutes, remove from muffin tray and cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Then make the frosting.

250g cream cheese, room temperature
1 cup butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla
3 cups icing sugar

  • Sift sugar and set aside.
  • Beat cream cheese and butter on high until creamy. Add vanilla.
  • Then, add the sugar in batches. Scrape down the sides in between each addition.
  • Put your frosting in a piping bag & pipe a swirl on each cupcake.
  • Finish off with a heart-shaped sprinkle.

I actually think that with the slight tinge of reddish brown, these cupcakes prior to being frosting look sorta classy dont you think? And it all turns into a children’s party after the frosting and sprinkle- bright, cheery and happy. These pretty little things certainly do know how to make one smile!

This post is part of the Sweet Adventures Blog Hop, February ‘Love at First Bite’ Adventure hosted by Nic at Dining With a Stud. Check out all the other wonderful desserts that have been linked-up below!


Australia, Baking: Cupcakes, Recipes, SABH

23 Responses to Recipe: Mini Red Velvets with Cream Cheese Frosting

  1. Love the sound of these and they will feed the hungry colleagues in my workplace. Bookmarking this one!

  2. So cute. I love your styling. I’ve actually never made red velvet cupcakes. I’ve made fudge before but never cake. I might just have to change that.

  3. Nick says:

    I’d take one without the cream cheese!!

  4. Hard to resist red velvet cupcakes :D Nice!

  5. I missed last month too. Isnt it just the worst one to miss out. Who doesnt love chocolate? Haha. These look so delicious! Red velvet is my fave. Thanks so much for joining the hop :)

    • admin says:

      Agreed! Worst one to miss out but thank YOU for hosting this one! I had fun preparing for it :D
      P.S. Totally in love with your whoopie pies!

  6. I love red velvet cupcakes and your minis are so cute!

  7. I love red velvet cupcakes, haven’t made them in such a long time though. Your mini ones look absolutely gorgeous!! I love the little mini heart on top!

  8. Oh yum!!! I love red velvet and these mini cupcakes look gorgeous. Nice one!

    So glad you got your blog switched over in time for this bloghop :)

  9. Moya says:

    I am a fan of mini desserts and cupcakes, love the red velvet cupcakes.

  10. I adore mini desserts (lets be honest, all mini food!) and red velvet. Glad you could join us again this month!

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