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



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


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)






  1. Amanda
    April 16, 2014 / 1:18 pm

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

  2. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    April 16, 2014 / 1:22 pm

    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!! πŸ™‚

  3. Ashley (Sweet Carolina Belle)
    April 16, 2014 / 2:19 pm

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

  4. Kate
    April 16, 2014 / 2:20 pm

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

  5. Oh Buoy Boston
    April 16, 2014 / 2:20 pm

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

  6. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    April 16, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Every Southern gal loves her some red velvet cake! πŸ™‚

  7. Nina @ Flowers in my Hair
    April 16, 2014 / 4:39 pm

    ummmm yum!!!

  8. Hannah
    April 16, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    cream cheese frosting is the absolute best frosting ever. I could eat it plain with a spoon. Forget frosting that cake! πŸ™‚

  9. Rebekah
    April 16, 2014 / 5:22 pm

    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

  10. Jillian Manesh
    April 16, 2014 / 6:50 pm

    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

  11. Kristen Cone
    April 16, 2014 / 9:03 pm

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

  12. Nichole @
    April 16, 2014 / 11:32 pm

    Red velvet ANYthing are definitely my favorite! Good choice πŸ™‚

  13. Shenine joon
    April 17, 2014 / 5:17 am

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

  14. Kristen
    April 18, 2014 / 12:26 pm

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

  15. Alexandra Bee Blog
    April 18, 2014 / 4:02 pm

    Mmmm…red velvet is my fave!

  16. Hyacinth Marius
    September 15, 2014 / 3:52 am

    Red velvet is my favorite! Making good gluten free cupcakes isn’t easy, but these look fabulous!top sites, Austin house cleaning click here

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    February 4, 2015 / 1:45 pm

    This looks delicious! I also have a little obsession with cupcakes… hopefully I'll be able to copy this recipe!Highly recommended All Inclusive Alaska Bear Viewing Tour Packages

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