Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting

9 Mar

I made these for Valentines Day this year! I’m not sure what has gotten into me lately with red velvet, but last month I made a heart shaped red velvet cheesecake and these cute little babies! All just in time for Valentines Day! Right in line with my all-things-mini obsession, these bite sized beauties were so fun to make and decorate! These are sweet and simple, easy on the eyes and a dream in your mouth! Make these for someone you love, they are a perfect way to say I love you!

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 fluid ounce red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F {175 degrees C}. Grease two 12 cup muffin pans or line with 20 paper baking cups.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food coloring and vanilla. Stir in the baking soda and vinegar. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the batter just until blended. Spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in the pan set over a wire rack. When cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter and frost with desired frosting. I use my favorite Cream Cheese Buttercream!

Recipe courtesy allrecipes


3 Responses to “Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Buttercream Frosting”

  1. clothmonkey April 22, 2012 at 4:36 am #

    Hi Alley, thanks for reading and liking my new blog 🙂 I love these cupcakes they’re adorable and I love your post about your Aunts recipes and that amazing bread… what a beautiful post! xx


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