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Red Velvet Cupcakes and other sweet treats for Valentine’s Day

by Laura

Today’s recipe for red velvet cupcakes is one that I saw 10 years ago on Love My Philly.  When I saw it, I knew I had to make it for my mom for her birthday which would also allow me to share the recipe with you just in time for Valentine’s Day.  However, I did make a slight adaptation to the original recipe.  I must say I love a recipe that begins with a cake mix.  It makes life easy and it’s so convenient.

Now, I do know it is hard to locate a red velvet cake mix here in Utah, but I have always been able to locate one at Walmart.  If you can’t find the red velvet mix, you can substitute a Betty Crocker German chocolate cake and add 1 oz bottle of red food coloring and 1 Tbsp cocoa powder to the mix.

The cupcakes themselves turned out delicious.

To begin, you help doctor them up by adding a dry box of pudding mix, which I love.  I love it when you can add another ingredient or two to make the cake mix even better.  They turn out moist and tasty.  Yum!

Now on to the frosting. I think it just may be my new “go to” cream cheese frosting.  What makes this frosting extra special is the addition of a little cool whip.  LOVE IT!  As a result, you still get that yummy delicious cream cheese flavor, but the cool whip adds a nice lightness to the frosting.  You get a winning combination when you put the cake and the frosting together.  I make these often.y are one of my favorite cucpakes ever!

I used my “Best Ever Cupcake Icing Kit” that I  purchased from Bake It Pretty.  Their jumbo tips are WAY bigger than the usual cake decorating tips.  Their kit make decorating these cupcakes easy and beautiful.  I used the close star tip.  The kit is well worth the investment if you love to make cupcakes like I do. Your cupcakes will look professional.

So celebrate Valentines by giving your loved ones a little sweet treat and if  red velvet cupcakes aren’t your thing here are a few more sweet treat ideas that would also work great for Valentine’s Day.

Red Velvet Cucpakes | realmomkitchen.com

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Red Velvet Cucpakes | realmomkitchen.com

Red Velvet Cupcakes


  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes plus cooling time
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
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Ingredients

  • 1 (2-layer size) pkg. red velvet cake mix
  • 1  (3.9 oz.) pkg. JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding
  • 1 (8 oz.) pkg. PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 (16 oz.) pkg. powdered sugar (about 4 cups)
  • 1 cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
  • 1 square BAKER’S White Chocolate, shaved into curls (or whatever you want to go on top such as a chocolate heart or Valentine’s sprinkles)

Instructions

  1. Prepare cake batter and blend dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups. Bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes. Cool.
  2. Meanwhile, beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Spoon frosting into small freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag (or use a cake decorating bag with tip). Cut small corner off bottom of bag and insert tip.
  3. Frost cupcakes with frosting. Top with chocolate curls.(I tried to do chocolate curls.  I used a potato peeler on the square of Baker’s chocolate.  I ended up the more like shaved chocolate, not curls here.  You probably have to do curls the old fashioned way it you want nice curls) Keep refrigerated.

  • Category: Cake
  • Cuisine: American
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Red Velvet Cucpakes | realmomkitchen.com

I found some cute cupcake boxes in December at Michael’s Craft.

Red Velvet Cucpakes | realmomkitchen.com

The box is a Mary Engelbreit design. Love Mary Engelbreit. Look how the box says Queen of the Kitchen.

Then it had a cute little queen character on top.

These are the original photos from this post when it was first published in February 2010.

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24 comments

Lora February 14, 2016 - 11:41 am

Who’s long is the icing good for?

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NiceMatters September 4, 2013 - 2:10 pm

This frosting was perfect! My daugher’s 10th birthday cake was simply outstanding. Sprinkles in the white cake, this wonderful whipped cream cheese frosting and finished with colored nonpareils. Pretty to look at and pretty delicious!

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Meridee February 13, 2010 - 8:26 pm

I made these tonight for a valentine treat and they were a hit. I thought they were delish! I ended up grating some chocolate on top of the iciing, yum!

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Meridee February 13, 2010 - 8:26 pm

I made these tonight for a valentine treat and they were a hit. I thought they were delish! I ended up grating some chocolate on top of the iciing, yum!

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Kathleen February 12, 2010 - 9:26 pm

I love red velvet cupcakes! I never mind taking a hand from a mix! Love your blog!

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Utah Loves Cupcakes 2010 Valentine’s Day Cupcake Gift & Recipe Guide « Utah Loves Cupcakes February 11, 2010 - 10:37 pm

[…] Real Mom Kitchen has a bunch of ideas including a fun Red Velvet Cupcake recipe! Brown Sugar Cupcakes by Cafe Johnsonia Milk Chocolate Cupcakes by Phemomenon Pineapple Princess Cupcakes by Fahrenheit 350 (these look amazing!) Red Velvet Cupcakes from Meet Me in the Kitchen Perfect Chocolate Cupcakes at Make and Takes Pink Flag Cupcakes by Kara’s Cupcakes […]

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Dezi A February 10, 2010 - 9:10 pm

How in the world am I supposed to choose which treat to make for my hubby and sons? They all sound de-vine!!

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Dezi A February 10, 2010 - 9:10 pm

How in the world am I supposed to choose which treat to make for my hubby and sons? They all sound de-vine!!

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Anne February 10, 2010 - 12:23 pm

My six year old daughter and I made the Red Velvet Cupcakes last night. What a great treat!

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Anne February 10, 2010 - 12:23 pm

My six year old daughter and I made the Red Velvet Cupcakes last night. What a great treat!

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Lonnette February 9, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Where did you get the cute boxes

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Lonnette February 9, 2010 - 8:40 pm

Where did you get the cute boxes

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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} February 9, 2010 - 8:05 pm

They look delicious!
I’m stopping by from Cupcake Friday and am now following you through netblogs and look forward to see what you’ll blog about next.

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Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} February 9, 2010 - 8:05 pm

They look delicious!
I’m stopping by from Cupcake Friday and am now following you through netblogs and look forward to see what you’ll blog about next.

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fittingbackin February 9, 2010 - 5:53 pm

OH wow! This post is DANGEROUS! haha

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fittingbackin February 9, 2010 - 5:53 pm

OH wow! This post is DANGEROUS! haha

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