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Red Velvet Cupidcakes

Red Velvet Cupidcakes
Makes:
18 cupcakes
Prep Time:
25
minutes
Total Time:
77
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
107 reviews
Topped with colorful candy sprinkles, each cupcake features red velvet cake beneath a layer of kissable cream cheese frosting. These luscious cupcakes will satisfy every generation of your family on Valentine's Day or any other day of the year.

In this recipe:


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Ingredients:

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 bar (4 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Assorted sprinkles (optional)

Directions:

FOR CUPCAKES:
PREHEAT
oven to 350º F. Paper-line 18 muffin cups.

MICROWAVE chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Combine milk and vinegar in small glass measure. Beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl on high for 2 minutes. Carefully beat in melted chocolate and red food coloring. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

BAKE for 22 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
BEAT cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla extract in medium mixer bowl until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Makes about 1 3/4 cups.

TIPS:
• You may substitute store bought cream cheese frosting (one 16-oz. container) to save time.

• Frosting can be piped on with a pastry bag for a professional look.


Reviews:

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  •  Star(s)

    looking

    anthony scioscia from Manchester, NH

    I've been looking for this recipe. Thank you! My granddaughter and I love making the cupcakes. The cream cheese topping makes this a keeper.

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    Red Velvet Cupidcakes

    Vicki Kawa from Bozeman, MT

    Happy Valentines I made these for home and work they were a great hit. The recipe was wonderfulI just love your web site. Thank you.

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    Great

    Donna Lovett from Columbia, TN

    This was very easy and quick to make.

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    Love Red Velvet

    Jeaneen Richard from Nashville, TN

    I love red velvet cake! It's one of my favorite and this is a really good recipe format.

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    best

    pamela rai from AJAX, ON

    thanks for such a wonderful red velvet cupcake recipe. this is the best i ever bake. thanks again it's a keeper.

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    very good

    Darlene Turcsik from Hazlet, N.J.

    I made them for valentines day they were such a hit, they are very moist to. I will be making them for christmas and other holidays

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    Cupid cakes a bit healthier

    Diane Warren from Holt, MI

    I have even mixed half vegetable oil and have olive oil for a healthier mix-still remained moist!!

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    Tasty

    Raymond Schaefges from

    Easy and tasty

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    Good

    Kari Klocke from

    Good, but it uses a lot of food coloring!

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    cupcake

    pauline asprinio from Warwick, RI

    really good

  •  Star(s)

    ymm

    Cori McHugh from Mill Valley, CA

    excellent

  •  Star(s)

    Awesome

    Linda Learn from CHARLES CITY, IA

    This is an awesome recipe. It tastes great!

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Maureen Wilson from Douglasville, GA

    This recipe came out beautifully and it was quite simple to make. They were all eaten and seconds were asked for to take home. This is a keeper for me. Thanks.

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    jyotsna modha from ,

    This is a wonderful recipe. love it.

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    Perfect for Valentine's Party

    Shelley Krush from Henderson, NV

    These are so cute and very yummy. Perfect for a Valentine's Party.

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    Yummy!!

    Pam Bass from Kountze, TX

    Can't wait to try this recipe--I will be baking for the SuperBowl party!!!

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    CYNTHIA NALL from Moore Haven, FL

    I really love this recipe, it is the 2nd best out there. The 1st being a recipe I ran across using Nestle Quick as the chocolate and it turns out just one star better than this recipe. This one is easy and fun to do with teenagers. You can't go wrong with Nestle products....

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    What A Hit

    Julie Smitherman from Shelby, AL

    Easy- and the family loves them!

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    Timely Recipe

    marie stempert from Oxford, CT

    This recipe is perfect for Valentine's Day! I love the cream cheese frosting.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious

    Takanmeya Edwards from Miami, FL

    I tried your recipe and fed it to the family. All they could say is they wanted more.

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    Yummy!

    elizabeth moscoso from Clackamas, OR

    The cream cheese frosting was delectable!

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    Red velvet cupcake!

    sheila koch from Winter Haven, FL

    I love this beautiful delicious Valentine treat!

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    great to have an alternative to buttermilk

    Lesley Marlo from Boynton Beach, FL

    Buttermilk is expensive and spoils quickly. It's good to have this alternative that uses milk instead, though we go the traditional route most of the time and use cocoa powder rather than choc pieces.

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    Yum

    jill wallenberg from ,

    I always look for a good red velvet recipe and this one sounds slightly different from others I've tried....need to go grab some extra groceries for baking this afternoon!

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    Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Amy Sadowl from

    Super yummy AND super EASY to make! My nieces loved helping me to mix the batter, fill the cupcake pans, and finally decorate them! The best part was — they got to eat their masterpieces!

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    Well Loved!

    Susan W from

    Kids just love these!

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    I love Red Velvet!

    Maxine Silva from Kapolei, HI

    I love Red Velvet! I thought they were hard to make, but it was actually easier than I thought. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    BreeAnn Holley from

    Love them. One of the best I've ever tasted

  •  Star(s)

    mmmmmm

    spencer burdge from Hanover, NH

    cupcakes are so good and to have these flavors in them. what more could you want.

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    The best ever!

    Jodie Arvizu from Bakersfield, CA

    These cupcake as so yummy! I'll be making these again for sure.

  •  Star(s)

    So Good

    Suzie Ricketts from ,

    This was a great recipe

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    YUMMY and simple!

    Brad Bergeron from Nashua, NH

    Absolutely love these..taste great, simple to make and even look sooo good! :)

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    good

    adriene Sanders from Phoenix, AZ

    wish it was a bit more moist ill try a lower temp next time

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    Red Velvet Heaven

    Sunny King from Belleview, FL

    I can not wait to make this for my Superbowl Party!!! These Cupcakes are a bite of Heaven!!!

  •  Star(s)

    very Moist

    Margie Pinch from Thompson, PA

    My family loved it. Everyone has been asking for the recipe. It was a hit. Thanks!

  •  Star(s)

    Tried and True

    Sophia Kary from

    This is a wonderful recipe! It's always a crowd favorite especially on Valentine's Day.

  •  Star(s)

    YUM!!!

    Jamie Mayer from

    These cupcakes turned out great. I made them for my friends birthday and everyone loved them

  •  Star(s)

    great

    joyce price from PRESQUE ISLE, ME

    Easy to make Tasted great

  •  Star(s)

    Just Delicious!

    Susan Granado from Chandler, AZ

    My daughters favorite cake is red velvet and making them into cupcakes was just something I never tried. These are just yummy!

  •  Star(s)

    Hmmm Good

    christine kaput from Winnetka, IL

    Great recipe very mosit and tasty

  •  Star(s)

    Amazing

    Kathie McDermott from Brantford

    Absolutely amazing. Must be the best Red Velvet I have tasted. I will be making these a lot now. My family adores them

  •  Star(s)

    grandchildren loved them!

    SHERIE MCGAHEE from ,

    THESE were very moist and quick to whip together we are making them for Valentines for our grandaughters class!

  •  Star(s)

    Amazing!

    jo lejo from montreal, PQ

    These things are amazing! A chocolate & cupcake lovers dream and easy to make!

  •  Star(s)

    Red Velvet and LOVE!

    Dianna Dianna from CA

    My friend used this recipe for a wedding cake ~ so good and very moist! Memorable, which is perfect for a wedding day!

  •  Star(s)

    Wonderful!!

    T Walker from Lily, KY

    I love this recipe! I make red velvet cupcakes for a friend of mine every year for his birthday. This time I used this recipe and he says they are the best I've made. Great recipe!!

  •  Star(s)

    Red Velvet Cupidcakes

    Richard Gardner from APEX, NC

    Thanks for this timely recipe! My wife used to always go to this little diner in Grandville, OH for Red Velvet Cake, this is just as good as their cake. THANKS!

  •  Star(s)

    Great

    Tracy Higgins from ,

    I love Red Velvet cake this one is great.

  •  Star(s)

    Delish!

    Nancy Kliment from

    Best ever!

  •  Star(s)

    Red Velvet cakes

    Monica Colavito from Winnipeg, MB

    I have now made this recipe twice, but for birthday cakes instead of cupcakes for 2 family members. Now my sister has requested I make her this cake for her birthday in March. She just wants red velvet with cream cheese icing. THANKS, this recipe is so good and moist and yummy....ANOTHER WINNER.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Tiffany Lenz from RIDGEFIELD, CT

    I made these for my son's preschool at Valentine's Day! They were delicious and a huge hit!!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 18/18 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 18 

  • Calories: 280
  • Calories from Fat: 110
  • Total Fat: 13g (19% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g (22% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 45mg (15% of DV)
  • Sodium: 140mg (6% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 42g (14% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 34g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 2% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 2% of DV
  • Iron: 4% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Red Velvet Cupidcakes

Ingredients

  • CUPCAKES
  • 1 bar (4 ounces) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Dark Chocolate Baking Bar, broken into small pieces
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon red food coloring
  • CREAM CHEESE FROSTING
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • Assorted sprinkles (optional)

 

Directions

FOR CUPCAKES:
PREHEAT
oven to 350º F. Paper-line 18 muffin cups.

MICROWAVE chocolate in small, uncovered, microwave-safe bowl on MEDIUM-HIGH (70%) power for 45 seconds; STIR. If pieces retain some of their original shape, microwave at additional 10- to 15-second intervals, stirring just until melted. Cool to room temperature.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Combine milk and vinegar in small glass measure. Beat sugar, oil, eggs and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl on high for 2 minutes. Carefully beat in melted chocolate and red food coloring. Gradually beat in flour mixture alternately with milk mixture. Spoon into prepared muffin cups, filling 2/3 full.

BAKE for 22 to 27 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in centers comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting. Top with sprinkles, if desired.

FOR CREAM CHEESE FROSTING:
BEAT cream cheese, butter, milk and vanilla extract in medium mixer bowl until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Makes about 1 3/4 cups.

TIPS:
• You may substitute store bought cream cheese frosting (one 16-oz. container) to save time.

• Frosting can be piped on with a pastry bag for a professional look.

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