Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

 We made these amazing Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting for our Minnie Mouse Party. I think they turned out adorable! For the ears we used mini oreos and the bows we made with a chocolate mold. If you make them let us know how they turn out!


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes


  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1-teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 cup butter, (unsalted real butter) softened
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 Large eggs
  • 1/2-cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1-cup sour cream
  • 1 (1 ounce) bottle Red Food Color


  1. Beat butter and sugar for about 3-5 minutes with electric mixer. You want it light and fluffy. Add in eggs, one at a time. Mix in milk, vanilla, sour cream and red food coloring. Mix until well blended. Add in cocoa powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until blended.
  2. Fill cupcake tins or liners about 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20-25 min, or until toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Completely cool before frosting the cupcakes.
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Cream Cheese Frosting


  • 2 blocks of cream cheese (left on counter to soften, about an hour)
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pure almond extract
  • 16 oz confectioners sugar


  1. Mix all ingredients in bowl for about 3 min with electric mixer.
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  1. Beth Rees says:

    Those are so cute! They look yummy too! I am always up for cupcakes.

  2. I red velvet w/ cream cheese it is my favorite and it does better when it is a cupcake. I had to pin & share these because your oreo ears are adorable.

  3. Marti Tabora says:

    Red velvet is my absolute favorite, I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. They are really pretty too.

  4. These look divine!

  5. These are the cutest cupcakes I’ve yet to see. I love them. I ‘m definitely going to try to make them for my granddaughter. She’s crazy for Minnie. :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Carol L

  6. beautiful, i was wondering how u made the bows, I thought they were like jelly fish type candy

    awesome idea

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  7. Those are about the cutest ever! Thanks.
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  8. Oh my cuteness! I love these. You did a great job with them!

  9. Red Velvet Cupcakes are a favorite in our
    family. I will enjoy making these for my
    Many thanks, Cindi

  10. I absolutely love Minnie Mouse! My whole room is Minnie and Mickey. My birthday is coming up and I want to have these for my sleepover. Overall these are tooooooo cuteeeeee! xD

  11. Those are so cute! I love Minnie Mouse!

  12. Looks yummy!

  13. Too cute! My daughter would love these (huge Minnie fan). I’m definitely going to try out this recipe!

  14. Great idea and great looking cupcakes. I have always like red velvet with cream cheese frosting but not sure if my boys would like it. They prefer white cake with buttercream like me.

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