Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

8 reviews, 4.6 star(s). 75% would make again

Ready in 1 hour 10 minutes

Red velvet cupcakes take a beloved traditional recipe and make it even more flavorful. Yes, the cupcakes are the de rigueur red, but they are filled with mini chocolate chips to bring out the chocolate flavor. To complement the color and the flavor, I've paired them with a white chocolate frosting


24 paper liners for cupcake pans; (2 1/2 -inch size)
1 18.25-oz package plain German chocolate cake mix
1 3.4-oz package vanilla instant pudding mix
1 cup sour cream; (see "the Cupcake Doctor says")
1/2 cup Water
1/2 cup Vegetable oil
1 bottle red food coloring; (1 ounce)
3 large Eggs
1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
White Chocolate Frosting
1/2 pound White chocolate
6 tablespoons Flour
2 cups Milk
2 cups Sugar
2 cups Butter or margerine
3 teaspoons Vanilla

Original recipe makes 24



1. Place a rack in the center of the oven and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 cupcake cups with paper liners. Set the pans aside.

2. Place the cake mix, pudding mix, sour cream, water, oil, food coloring, and eggs in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula. Increase themixer speed to medium and beat 2 minutes more, scraping down the sides again if needed. The batter should look thick and well combined. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spoon or scoop N cup batter into each lined cupcake cup, filling it three quarters of the way full. (You will get between 22 and 24 cupcakes; remove the empty liners, if any.) Place the pans in the oven.

3. Bake the cupcakes until they spring back when lightly pressed with your finger, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove the pans from the oven and place them on wire racks to cool for 5 minutes. Run a dinner knife around the edges of the cupcake liners, lift the cupcakes up from the bottoms of the cups using the end of the knife, and pick them out of the cups carefully with your fingertips. Place them on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes before frosting.

4. Meanwhile, prepare the White Chocolate Frosting.

- Melt chocolate in top of double boiler. Stir flour into chocolate.

- Add milk a little at a time and blend well. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly, until very thick.

- Cool completely. In a large bowl, beat sugar, butter and vanilla until light and fluffy.

- Gradually add cooled chocolate mixture and beat until icing is the consistency of whipped cream.

5. Place a heaping tablespoon of frosting on each cupcake and swirl to spread with a short metal spatula or a spoon, taking care to cover the tops completely. Place these cupcakes, uncovered or in a cake server, in the refrigerator until the frosting sets, 20 minutes. The cupcakes are ready to serve.

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Think I'm going to try this! ;)
kristenannhampton 4y ago

do you think would work with blue food colouring, i want to use it for my baby shower??
Karina2009 4y ago

I did these n the cupcake was very good but the frosting didn't work 4 me it was really runny :( not sure what I did wrong
MarleneV 4y ago

These were absolutely fantastic! Many of my friends commented they were the best they'd tasted!! The white chocolate frosting took a while but was well worth it!
Vickisbarclay 4y ago

I've made this cake without the red food coloring and I agree that it is pretty good. I just do not get the food coloring thing. What is it with the red velvet? It adds no flavor--just a bottle of coloring??? What???? Someone help me here. I do like the idea of that frosting. I've made it without the white chocolate and it is fantastic! And your cupcakes are beautiful.
JackieJR 4y ago

Store the cupcakes, in a cake saver or under a glass dome, at room temperature for up to 3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. Or freeze them, wrapped in aluminum foil or in a cake saver, for up to 6 months. Thaw the cupcakes overnight in the refrigerator before serving. [I posted this recipe.]
TifDaSplif 7y ago

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