Delicious Red Velvet Cupcakes


Are you a big fan of red velvet cupcakes? I am!  This summer I decided to do some baking for my birthday. We went camping with the family and I wanted to create something extra special. Believe-it-or-not, I’d never made red velvet cupcakes from scratch before.

They turned out fabulous! The cake was moist and the cream cheese frosting had the perfect tangy-ness to it. My only regret was that it was very hot in my kitchen and the pretty frosting melted. As soon as I noticed it falling, (after meticulously frosting them with a decorating gun) I placed them in the refrigerator to cool and set up.


They were a big hit! A few people were fighting over them and Dustin, my husband wanted lots more. I found the cute matching red sprinkles at a local shop called Pumpkin Seed Bulk Food. The Pumpkin Seed has lots of different spices and baking supplies at really good prices.

I found the recipe from I looked at a few different ones, but this one seemed the easiest and had the best reviews. Once I was done, I felt very proud of myself because they looked as great as they tasted. (Sometimes it doesn’t turn out that way.) Here are the ingredients:

Red Velvet Cupcakes

-2 1/2 cups flour

-1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

-1 teaspoon baking soda

-1/2 teaspoon salt

-1 cup butter, softened

-2 cups sugar

-4 eggs

-1 cup sour cream

-1/2 cup milk

-1 (1 ounce) red food color

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

-1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

-1/4 cup butter, softened

-2 tablespoons sour cream

-2 teaspoons vanilla extract

-1 (16 ounce) box of confectioners sugar

Head on over to All Recipes for all the instructions to make them!


Some Tips From A Gal Who Made Them

-Make sure you ice them in a cool place or else the icing will melt and look ugly!

-Use lots of red food coloring for the red color to show up.

-Don’t over-mix the cake or else it won’t rise.

-Buy some pretty nonpareils (round sprinkles).

Let me know if you try them! Have you made red velvet cupcakes before?

Love & Laughter,


P.S. The fun white tree trunk display was purchased from T.J. MAXX. We used it and others for my little sister’s Alice In Wonderland bridal shower!

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