Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

  Last night we celebrated Kristen's birthday. She loves red velvet cake so I offered to whip up some cupcakes for her birthday dinner. While I was at it, I decided to experiment a little bit with my standard cream cheese frosting recipe and wound up with an award-winning frosting. It hasn't technically won an award yet, but I can assure you that it could!
Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
 
Ingredients
2 8oz. packages cream cheese, room temperature
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tsp vanilla extract
4 cups powdered sugar
2 tbsp heavy cream
pinch of salt

Directions
In a mixer, combine your cream cheese and butter. Sift in the sugar, and continue mixing. Stir in vanilla and mix until smooth. Pour in your whipping cream, add salt and mix on high until fluffy. 

Yields: 4 cups (easily halved or quartered)
 
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21 comments:

  1. Yuuuum!! This is one of the types of cupcakes we had at our wedding. Definitely one of my all time favorites!!

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  2. Girlfriend you are so awesome!! I was just scouring your recipe page yesterday looking for some fun stuff to make for Easter this weekend!! I might try my hand at a layered cake!! We shall see!! :)

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  3. Yumm!! I truly need to start baking more. These look delicious!

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  4. Wow. those look amazing. Is that your own Red Velvet cake recipe or did you use a box?

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  5. My absolute favorite cupcake. May need to try making them myself for Easter!
    -Amanda
    Oh Buoy Boston

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  6. Every Southern gal loves her some red velvet cake! :)

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  7. cream cheese frosting is the absolute best frosting ever. I could eat it plain with a spoon. Forget frosting that cake! :)

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  8. Red velvet cupcakes are by far my favorite dessert- I've tried a handful of recipes but haven't found "the one" yet.. will have to give this a try! Thanks!

    - Rebekah @ Blue Giraffes and Concrete Jungles

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  9. YUM! these are my favorite too -- (well a close second to carrot cake cupcakes!) i bet the frosting was sooo good! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  10. Can't even tell you how amazing!!! Thank you!!! Had 2 already today. BEST red velvet cupcakes I've ever had!!!!!! SERIOUSLY... xoxoox

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  11. Red velvet ANYthing are definitely my favorite! Good choice :)

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  12. OMG yum!! I love red velvet cupcakes and its mostly for the cream cheese frosting so these are a must have!!

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  13. the frosting looks yum - i'm a weirdo and don't like anything red velvet, but hubby does. might have to make these!

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  14. Red velvet is my favorite! Making good gluten free cupcakes isn’t easy, but these look fabulous!
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  15. This looks delicious! I also have a little obsession with cupcakes... hopefully I'll be able to copy this recipe!
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