Red velvet cupcakes will be the perfect Valentine's Day dessert for your sweetie. Chocolate buttermilk cupcakes with fluffy cream cheese frosting on top.
Happy Valentine's Day everyone. I hope you have special plans or are just making it an awesome day for yourself! Things are still winding down from my travels and a few other things I have going on, so no fancy dinner for us tonight (probably just left overs - that's right, we know how to keep it classy). 😉
I did want to share a classic Valentine's Day dessert and also, I realized I hadn't shown you any of the pictures from my sisters wedding. There aren't any of the ceremony only because I thought it would be in poor taste to make the pastor hold the bouquet while I tried to get good shots so these are all of the behind the scenes prep photos I took.
The red velvet cupcakes were a hit with the bride and groom, and their guests. I'm pretty sure that you'll love them, too.
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Red Velvet Cupcakes
from The Novice Chef
For the cake:
- 2 ½ cups cake flour
- 1 ½ cups sugar
- 1 teas baking soda
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 teas salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 ½ cups vegetable oil
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tbs red food coloring
- 1 teas vanilla extract
- 1 teas white distilled vinegar
For the frosting:
- 8 oz cream cheese, softened
- 8 oz butter, softened
- 1 teas vanilla extract
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cupcake tin with paper liners.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, sugar, baking soda, cocoa, and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of your mixer, or with a hand mixer on low, beat together eggs, oil, buttermilk, red food coloring, vanilla, and white vinegar. Working in batches, mix in the dry ingredients until completely incorporated.
Divide the batter evenly into prepared tin, filling each ¾ full, and bake 17 to 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted comes out with a few moist crumbs. Cool completely on a wire rack.
Meanwhile, make the frosting. Combine the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla. Working in small batches, add the confectioners' sugar until combined. Frost the cupcakes and place in refrigerator until ready to serve to keep set. Remove from refrigerator 20 minutes before serving.
For my regular readers, I did promise to announce the winner today from the giveaway last week. Well, here they are:
Erin at Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts
What are your plans for Valentine's Day?
Belinda @zomppa says
Yum yum....YUM! How gorgeous the photos - would love to see the dress! She looks stunning!
Blog is the New Black says
Happy Valentine's Day, girl!
Grubarazzi (@Grubarazzi) says
Your sister looks absolutely stunning! And so do those cupcakes. I love the sparkly lights in the background. Great photos 🙂 . I hope you have a wonderful V-day, leftovers and all.
Happy Valentine's day! And Yay for Erin and I winning the giveaway, so excited!!
The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time says
So if my name was Erin I might have won? What are the chances. Congrats, both Erins! 🙂
The wedding pictures are beautiful.
If he gets some more love on facebook, Im sure I can talk him into more giveaways 😉
Great cupcakes, Kita! And congrats to your sister! Your photos are lovely and I really like her dress!
Looks like a gorgeous wedding! The pictures are very beautiful. These cupcakes look very tasty as well! So many lovely red velvet recipes today 🙂
Lacy @ NYCityEats says
The pictures are great! Love all this red velvet on Valentine's day! Yum!!
Kimberly (Unrivaledkitch) says
Your sisters such a bad ass, I love her tattoos! So Beautiful!
The photos are amazing, what a happy couple! I wish their were a couple in their of you with her make sure to post those as well sometime. I love how artsy and gorgeous the shots came out. Wonderful Job!
Happy Valentines day Kita I hope you and handsome get some quality time. Cheers
Kiri W. says
Very cute! 🙂
Susie Bee on Maui says
I love anything Red Velvet, Valentine's Day or not.
Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts says
Yeah for Erin's! These cupcakes are cute, I love the flags. Great pics of your sisters wedding too - I love the cake topper!
Congrats on Top9, Kita! This is very apt for Valentine's. I'm sure you had a great one!
Matt @ RecipeLion says
This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package: https://bit.ly/wJSl1h
LOVE IT 🙂 Red Velvet cupcakes are my favourite regardless of it being V day or not! And i love the little labels hehe 'Mr and Mrs'
Ana Helena Campbell says
Congratulations on the top 9! Great photos.
Hester aka The Chef Doc says
These are gorgeous, Kita! My girlfriend was talking about red velvet cupcakes the other day; I think I'm going to have to make yours soon 🙂 Congratulations on your sister's wedding, too!