Red Velvet Cupcake Poppers

Bobbe Leviten


Who doesn't love red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting? Here's a novel take on the old classic. Perfect for parties, picnics and potluck. Each "popper" is only a bite or two, so even those who are watching their diets can enjoy them.

Don't let the long list of ingredients put you off. This recipe is "scratch cake 101" and is really very easy to make.


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2 1/2 c
all-purpose flour
1/4 c
cocoa, unsweetened
1 tsp
baking powder
1 tsp
baking soda
1 c
buttermilk, shaken
1 oz
red "no taste" gel food color
1 tsp
white vinegar
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 stick
butter, unsalted
1 1/2 c
extra-large eggs

How to Make Red Velvet Cupcake Poppers


  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line mini-muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  • 2In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • 3In a large measuring cup, combine the buttermilk, vinegar and vanilla.
  • 4In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar together until light (about 1-2 minutes). Add the eggs, one at a time, beat until combined.
  • 5With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients and the wet ingredients alternately in 3 parts, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until combined. Add the red food color. Mix until combined, scraping down the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. The batter should be the consistency of brownie batter.
  • 6Scoop the batter into the cupcake papers using a small size cookie scoop or spoon. Batter should fill the cupcake papers approximately three-quarters full.
  • 7Bake for about 14 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack until completely cool.
  • 8When the mini cupcakes are completely cool, carefully remove the cupcake papers. Using a serrated knife, hold each cupcake gently by the top and cut off the bottom part, just below the top.
  • 9Fill a piping bag with cream cheese frosting and using a large rosette tip, pipe frosting onto one half of the cupcake tops. Place the remaining cupcake tops onto the frosted tops. Press down gently.
  • 10These should be refrigerated because of the dairy (cream cheese) filling.

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About Red Velvet Cupcake Poppers

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern

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