Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

One of my favorite shows to watch on the Food Network was Throwdown with Bobby Flay. Unfortunately the show is no longer on, but the premise was Bobby Flay would go all over the country challenging local chefs who were experts in a certain dish, to a throw down. Two local judges would blindly taste each chef’s dish and decide who’s was the best. Often times Bobby Flay would beat out the expert, but not always. One of my favorite episodes was when Bobby challenged Brooklyn’s Cakeman Raven to a red velvet cake throwdown. Ever since watching that episode, this is the only red velvet cake recipe I use, because it’s so darn good.

The Fourth of July is right around the corner and that means backyard barbecue and son #1′s birthday.  What better way to celebrate both events then with Red Velvet Cupcakes. I really can’t think of anything more festive.

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Cakeman Raven, Cakeman Raven Confectionery, NYC

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Mama’s Tips: You can leave your butter and cream cheese out overnight to get the perfect consistency for your frosting.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe: Intermediate

32 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Who doesn’t love cupcakes…the sweethearts of comfort food. But yields 22 cupcakes? I suspect someone ate the other two. Happy Birthday to son #1.

  2. It’s interesting you use all oil instead of butter. I started doing half and half, as I found that using all oil made them a little greasy, especially on the liners. Did your previous recipe use oil instead of butter? Just curious. Beautiful as always!

  3. Oh, this is just in time for my mother’s 80th on July 4th! Thanks for posting this, Mama! And happy birthday to your son!

  4. These look great! I haven’t attempted Red Velvet cupcakes yet because I’m afraid they will be difficult to make. Any tips for someone without a stand mixer? (I do have an electric hand-held one… but haven’t made the leap into standing mixers). I love the simple decorations on these too!

  5. This is a wonderful recipe! It must be absolutely delicious and the photos are so pretty! I am very happy I found your site. You have a new fan :-)
    I’d also like to invite you to check out a new recipe sharing website RecipeNewZ (with Z). We’ve only been around for 2 months, but we already have recipes from hundreds of blogs, and it would be great see some of your posts there too!

  6. Is there anything better in this life than red velvet? Your cupcakes look divine! I will definitely give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing!

    Beautiful blog, by the way!

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