Rainy Day Red Velvet

Even though it was rainy and dreary, Munchkin and I had an errand list a mile long so we ventured out into the rain. Luckily, Munchkin was sporting the proper attire to protect him from the weather.

After hitting up the Asian Market, regular supermarket and Polish deli, we were back home and ready to get down to baking. Since Munchkin’s birthday cake is going to be vanilla with buttercream frosting, I wanted to make something for the chocolate lovers. I followed the Cake Mix Doctor’s recipe for red velvet to make these beauties. I topped them off with cream cheese frosting, because who doesn’t love cream cheese frosting?

Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 1 package (21.6 ounces) yellow cake mix
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 1/4 cups milk
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • Red food coloring

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Place 24 paper liners in cupcake pans and set aside. For the cupcakes, place the cake mix, pudding mix, cocoa, milk, oil, eggs, and red food coloring in a large mixing bowl and blend until just combined. Increase the mixer speed to medium and blend until smooth, 1 to 1½ minutes. Scoop the batter into the liners, filling them three-quarters of the way full. Place the pans in the oven. Bake the cupcakes until the cake springs back when lightly pressed with your finger, 20 minutes. Remove to a rack to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1 8-oz. package room temperature cream cheese
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) room temperature butter
  • 1 pound confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Place cream cheese and butter in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and beat until creamy, about 30 seconds. With the mixer on low, slowly add sugar, scraping down the sides of the bowls as necessary. Add vanilla and increase mixer

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speed to medium. Blend until frosting is fluffy, about 1 minute.

After the cupcakes were done, we moved on to decorating.

We only decorated the play room downstairs where the kiddos will be hanging out during the party. I still have to do the upstairs tonight. The rest of today will be spend in the kitchen. We are going to have a buffet style meal at the party and we decided to make it all ourselves. We are also making a few appetizers. Hopefully I remember to take some pictures to share with you guys tomorrow.

Have a great weekend! I’m off the kitchen!

What are your plans for the weekend?

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Comments

  1. Fit on the Rocks says:

    Ahh little kids look so cute in rain gear! Those cupcakes look rather delicious…I wish I could steal one from you. Oh, and I wish you could take the snow from here!

    • xsylvia1234 says:

      If you come to NYC you can have one! As for the snow, I know I'll hate it as soon as it gets here, so keep it for now. ;)

  2. withasideofhope says:

    Aw! He looks so cute in his raincoat! I bet he is super excited for his birthday! Those cupcakes look amazing! Good luck with everything! I cannot wait to see pictures :)

  3. Enjoy every minute of the little guy's party!! :)

  4. These cupcakes look amazing!!! What an adorable party!

  5. Those cupcakes look incredible. I am the worst froster so mine never turn out that cute unless I can rope someone else into doing it. Hope the party goes great!

    • xsylvia1234 says:

      I've finally discovered a way to frost that makes to cupcakes look half decent – I start from the center and move to the outside, which is kind of backwards, but it works!

  6. Sushi & Sit-Ups says:

    Those cupcakes look great! Red velvet is my favorite, and I could put cream cheese frosting on pretty much anything and still eat it. My sweet tooth is kicking into overdrive!

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