Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

I am so excited to have Ruthie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie here today to share a recipe that is PERFECT for Valentine’s Day! She is an absolute doll and her blog is filled with delicious food. I know you are going to love her and the yummy recipe she has brought to Chef in Training today! Without further ado, I will let her take it away now.


Hi to all of Chef in Training’s friends! I’m Ruthie from What’s Cooking with and I’m so excited to be guest posting here today… I’ve been in the mood to share a little of that Valentines love around! AND what better way than by baking something in the kitchen?

Red Velvet Cupcakes by

Red Velvet Cake always remind me of Valentines Day and of course, cupcakes are easy to share! SO… here’s a Red Velvet Cupcake for you to enjoy… (I got those cute little silicone tea cup holders at the local Wal-mart… they’ll look just as cute in regular cupcake liners though too.)

Red Velvet Cupcakes

2 1/2 C flour
1/2 C cocoa powder
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 C butter, softened
4 oz neufatchel cream cheese
2 C sugar
4 eggs
1 C lowfat sour cream
1 bottle (1 oz) red food coloring
2 tsp vanilla

Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt, in a medium sized mixing bowl; mix well.
In a large mixing bowl combine butter, cream cheese and sugar; beat until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time; beating well with each addition.
Add sour cream, food coloring, vanilla; mix well.
Add dry ingredients 1 C at a time; mixing well with each addition. Mix just until incorporated.
Bake 20-25 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8oz) neufatchel cream cheese
4 Tbsp butter, softened
2 Tbsp lowfat sour cream
2 tsp vanilla
4 C powdered sugar desired sprinkles

In a mixing bowl combine cream cheese and butter; mix well.
Add sour cream and vanilla; mix well.
Add powdered sugar 1 C at a time; mixing until incorporated with each addition.
Using a 1M Wilton Star tip and a large piping bag; begin piping at the outer edge and circle frosting into the center.
Garnish with desired sprinkles.

Red Velvet Cupcakes from What's Cooking with Ruthie on ...These are so cute and look so good! #recipe #dessert 

While we are thinking of yummy Valentine’s Treats- here a couple more from my blog for you to enjoy…

Valentine Cookie Pops by

Valentines (no bake) Cookie Pops

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pie by

Chocolate Valentine Whoopie Pies

Red Velvet Cupcakes by

Chocolate Covered Cherry Cake

Thanks so much for letting me share some fun Valentines Baking ideas with you all today… I hope you’ll come and visit me at I’d love to have you stop by :) Or connect with me: Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest !

And a super big thank you to Nikki for having me guest post today… I love her site and all of her amazing cooking skills!

Have a wonderful day and Happy Cooking!


If you make this recipe, snap a photo and hashtag it #chefintraining and/or #chefintrainingblog. I would love to see how these recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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  1. Thea

    Those teacup cupcake holders are adorable!! Great photos and I'm sure an amazing recipe :)

  2. Clair

    Just gorgeous!!! love love

  3. Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    Those silicone tea cup liners are so darn cute! I will have look for those! New to your blog, glad I stopped by:) Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  4. Cupcake Ideas

    Hi Ruthie, this cupcake looks amazing, hope you dont mind if i re-blog this :)