Chocolate Rose Red Velvet Cupcakes

Servings: 24
These Chocolate Rose Red Velvet Cupcakes look as beautiful and smell as sweet as a dozen red roses but with how good they taste they won't be around for too long!

Ingredients

For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 1/3 cup cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 3/4 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup buttermilk

For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 10 tablespoons butter room temperature
  • 5 ounces cream cheese room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line two muffin tins with cupcake liners.
  • In a bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together.
  • In the bowl of a standing electric mixer, beat the butter until creamy and then add the sugar, mixing until light and fluffy (3-4 minutes).
  • Mix in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla and food coloring and beat for 2 minutes.
  • While mixing on low, in 3 parts, alternate between adding the flour mixture and the buttermilk. Scrape down the sides and bottom of bowl as needed, mixing until smooth.
  • Scoop batter into cupcake liners (an ice cream scoop works great!).
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes until toothpick come out clean. Remove cupcakes from tin when cool enough to touch.

For the Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • Beat the butter and cream cheese with and electric mixer for 2-3 minutes. Mix in the vanilla and salt. Starting at a slow speed, mix in the cocoa powder. Mix in the powdered sugar a little at a time. Beat until smooth.
  • Place frosting in a a piping bag fitted with a closed star pipping tip (2D). Pipe onto cooled cupcakes. Form a rose by starting to pipe the frosting on in the middle of the cupcake and spiraling out until you get to the edge.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Rose Red Velvet Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 223
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 54.9mg18%
Carbohydrates 23.7g8%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Sugar 11.9g13%
Protein 3g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.