Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes!

That's kind of a mouthful.
That pun was totally intended!

Well, I whipped these up yesterday.
My advise.
Don't whip them up.
Take your time and put lots of love into it.

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

For the Red Velvet Layer

1 1/3 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/4 cup Butter - Room Temperature
1 cup Sugar
2 Eggs
2 tablespoons Buttermilk
2 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 tablespoon Red Food Coloring

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Set aside.

Cream butter and sugar together until blended and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time. Beat in buttermilk, vinegar, vanilla, and food coloring.

Mix in flour mixture until combined thoroughly. Remember to scrape the sides and bottom!

In a cupcake pan with paper liners, place about a tablespoon full on red velvet mixture in each cup. You DO NOT want to fill the cup all the way...not even half way because these will rise! 

Bake for 7-8 minutes. They won't look completely done but that's okay because they will go back in the oven with the cheesecake.

Cheesecake Layer

2 - 8 ounce packages Cream Cheese - Room Temperature
1 - 14 ounce can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Vanilla

Beat cream cheese, milk, eggs, and vanilla together until creamy and smooth. 
Remember to scrape the sides and bottom! And mix a little more!

Once red velvet layer is out of the oven, spoon cheesecake mixture into each cupcake until reaching the top of the liner.

Bake 15-18 more minutes at 325 degrees.

Cool completely.

Refrigerate for one hour.

My tips for this recipe.

Scrape, scrape, scrape!
Obviously, I was too rushed to do this.
So, my cheesecake mix wasn't perfect.
But still good.

Play will cooking times.
Since you aren't cooking either layer very long,
watch what's going on.
That way, you bite into perfection!

These little babies are too good not to try.
And try again.



  1. these guys are so cute!! i love red velvet and cheesecake and cupcakes, so these sound amazing!

  2. Thank you! These are my fav. things too! And they are to die for!

  3. ahhhh must look away... sugary goodness!!!!!

  4. Can you believe I just tasted my very first red velvetty goodness in the last year!? I can't wait to make these- thanks for sharing!

  5. That is INSANE! It's heaven, isn't it? Red velvet is my all time favorite ANYTHING! I've been trying SO HARD to avoid Sonic because they have a Red Velvet Blast! AHHH!

    Let me know how they turn out! :D

  6. Do you use powdered buttermilk or liquid?