Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting
Dark and decadent Chocolate Cupcake Recipe with creamy Red Velvet Frosting! What?!? These chocolate cupcakes are like a shot of love potion right to the heart. Plus we’ve got a super cute Valentine printable today.
You’ve had chocolate cupcakes.
And you’ve had red velvet cake.
But have you ever tried a dark chocolate cupcake recipe with red velvet FROSTING?!
If not, it’s time.
This ultra moist chocolate cupcake recipe starts with a rich blend of dark cocoa powder, butter, buttermilk, and Gold Medal Flour.
Gold Medal All Purpose Flour is so consistently light and fresh, it’s always my first choice for baking cupcakes. It provides that fluffy, yet moist crumb that really makes a cupcake shine.
Now let’s talk about the red velvet frosting…
The three things that make a red velvet cake “red velvet” are buttermilk, a little bit of cocoa powder, and a heck of a lot of red food coloring.
So we added these things to our frosting base, with a little cream cheese, to make the buttermilk twang really stand out.
The results are a rich and tangy vibrantly red frosting that looks marvelous piled high on the dark chocolate cupcakes.
To set this chocolate cupcake recipe apart for Valentines Day, we’ve added lovey-dovey chocolate words on top!
This is a very simple garnish.
Melt chocolate and pour into a squirt bottle or piping bag with a small tip. Then lay wax paper out on your counter top and write connected words like: Love, Hugs, Kisses, Smooch, Hubba Hubba, You+Me, Swoon, Cutie, and so on.
Make sure to write more words than needed, because some will break when you pick them up.
Once the chocolate hardens, peel the wax paper off the back and place them on top of the frosted cupcakes.
A friend showed me this easy way to package cupcakes, so you can deliver pristine Valentine cupcakes all day long.
Place each cupcake in a short clear plastic tumbler and place the tumbler in a cellophane bag. Then tie with twine or ribbon and add a cute tag. The cup protects the frosting and garnish from getting smashed.
Brilliant, right? I have some pretty smart friends.
To complete your packaging, we’ve got fun cupcake tags for you today, as a little extra thanks-for-visiting-us-each-week gift.
Hopefully these make your Valentine treat project a little easier!
To use our Valentine Tag Printable…
We recommend printing on white card stock paper.
This easy chocolate cupcake recipe with red velvet frosting, along with the sweet tags and wrappings, will be a hit at your office or in your child’s classroom this year.
Yield: 24 cupcakes Prep Time: 30 minutes (active time) Cook Time: 20 minutes For the Chocolate Cupcakes: For the Red Velvet Frosting: For the Chocolate Garnishes: *Can't stand the idea of red food coloring? Bring the buttermilk (in the frosting recipe) to a boil then mix with sliced beets. Allow the buttermilk to cool completely. Remove the beets and continue with the recipe for a nice naturally pink velvet frosting!
Chocolate Cupcake Recipe - Red Velvet Frosting
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 30 minutes (active time)
Cook Time: 20 minutes
For the Chocolate Cupcakes:
For the Red Velvet Frosting:
For the Chocolate Garnishes:
*Can't stand the idea of red food coloring? Bring the buttermilk (in the frosting recipe) to a boil then mix with sliced beets. Allow the buttermilk to cool completely. Remove the beets and continue with the recipe for a nice naturally pink velvet frosting!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Gold Medal Flour. All opinions are my own.
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