These Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes are the key to their Heart!
Want to impress your spouse, kids, or significant other this Valentine’s Day or any day? Make these beautiful Red Velvet Cupcakes! They may take a little time, but it’s totally worth it!
Be sure to check out all our other Valentine’s Day Sweets and Treats too.
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
- 1½ tsp. baking soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ½ cup butter, soft, plus 4 tbsp.
- ¼ cup softened shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tbsp. Red gel food color
Cream cheese frosting ingredients:
- 1 C unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened
- 4 C powdered sugar
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 4-6 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- red gel food coloring
- 1 large piping bag fitted with large star tip
- 1 package of chocolate cookie sticks cut into thirds
- chocolate sauce to drizzle for topping
- 1 package Red Velvet Oreos
- 1 package of Wilton White and Milk Chocolate melting wafers
- 1 Wilton Chocolate square mold
- 1 Wilton candy sheet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with liners.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together.
Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, shortening, and sugar until light and fluffy.
Mix in the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract and red gel food coloring until combined.
Alternating between the dry ingredients and milk, Gradually mix in the both ingredients into the mixture until combined.
Scoop batter into the cupcake pans, filling 3/4 of the way.
Bake in the oven for 21 minutes.
Allow to cool completely.
Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream until smooth and stiff peaks form.
Split the frosting into two bowls.
Add a few drops of red food coloring into one bowl and mix until combined.
Valentines Day candy piece directions:
Carefully pop out the square pieces from your candy sheet.
Follow the directions on the candy sheet on how to place them in the square mold.
Scoop melted milk chocolate or white chocolate onto the candy piece in the mold.
Allow the chocolate to harden completely before removing.
Frosting and decorating Directions:
Place the piping bag into a large cup and fold the sides over the edge.
Scoop some red frosting in the piping bag in 4 lines.
Scoop white frosting into the piping.
Pipe the cooled cupcakes with the frosting.
Drizzle chocolate sauce onto the cupcakes.
Place a red velvet Oreo into the center of the cupcake.
Place a chocolate piece in front of the Oreo.
Place a cookie stick behind the Oreo.
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