Chocolate Rose Red Velvet Cupcakes

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!
Course 500+ Best Dessert Recipes
Keyword chocolate, cupcake, dessert, frosting, recipe, red velvet
Servings 24
Calories 223kcal
Author Sweet Basil


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


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.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.7g | Protein: 3g | Cholesterol: 54.9mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 11.9g