Double Red Velvet Cupcakes

Double Red Velvet Cupcakes

Can’t get enough red velvet?  Then this is the cupcake for you! Delicious red velvet cake topped with red velvet cake batter cream cheese frosting.  Every day is Valentine’s Day with this cupcake in the kitchen.

Double Red Velvet Cupcake

The Story:

My question: “Girls watch romantic comedies and bash on all their ex boyfriends.  But what do guys do on Valentine’s Day if they don’t have dates?”

His answer: “We sit at home watching ESPN and talk about how awesome we are.”

Now I know.

Double Red Velvet Cupcakes

Double Red Velvet Cupcakes


Red Velvet Cake:
1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 C. oil
1 C. sour cream
1/3 C. buttermilk or milk
2 tsp. vanilla extract
Red Velvet Cake Batter Frosting:
1/2 C. butter, softened
8 oz. cream cheese (or 1/2 C. butter, softened)
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 C. Red Velvet Cake Mix (dry powder, sifted to remove lumps)
2 Tbsp. milk
3-4 C. powdered sugar, as needed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, oil, sour cream buttermilk and vanilla extract until smooth.
4. Add cake mix and stir.
5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
6. Red Velvet Cake Batter Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add vanilla extract, red velvet cake mix and milk and beat again. Add in powdered sugar a little at a time until you reach your desired consistency.
7. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with sprinkles.

A little sprinkle of sprinkles…

Ultimate Red Velvet Cupakes

If this doesn’t say “Valentine’s Day” I’m not sure what does.

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22 thoughts on “Double Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. 1
    Olivia says:

    Is there any way I can do your cupcakes Gluten-Free? I’m GF and your cupcakes look so delicious!

    • 1.1

      YES!!! This is why I do cake mixes, because gluten free cake mixes work with the recipes too! If you can’t find a red velvet GF mix, use a white mix, add a little cocoa and a lot of red dye!

  2. 2
    Lin Larson says:

    I am so making these! I just put all the ingredients on my shopping list. I love that you use cake mixes! You’re amazing! <3

  3. 3
    Ellie says:

    This looks soooo yummy! I already put all of the ingredients on my shopping list! My family is GF too and my mom has been craving red velvet! I’m so excited to make this for her! I have a question…. The Super Bowl you know is coming up and my family wants me to make cupcakes, what cupcakes do you think would knock their socks off? 🙂

    • 3.1

      Well you can always do a fun football cupcake like a hostess and piped like football threads, google it… Or you do my Butterfinger Cupcakes, those are AWESOME! Or my recent chocolate cake batter cupcakes!

  4. 4
    Ellie says:

    Hostess cupcakes!!! That’s perfect! Thank you so much lizzy!!!

  5. 5
    Abbs says:

    these look divine!!! i’m definitely going to make these 🙂 & that font is adorable! what is it called?

  6. 6

    My fiance would say the exact same thing – he’s convinced of his awesomeness. 🙂

  7. 7

    Delicious!! I love it!

  8. 8
    Denise Hays says:

    Looks wonderful!! Am I correct in assuming I need to buy two boxes of red velvet cake mix or am I taking a half cup from one box, to go towards the frosting?

  9. 9

    These are so beautiful Lizzy! Cupcakes are just so happy aren’t they?

  10. 10
    Hope says:

    Hi Lizzy! Your cupcakes are really gorgeous and so easy to make. I’m just wondering, if I wont use red velvet cake mix for my frosting, what will I use as substitute? Thank you 🙂

    • 10.1

      It was be an exact substitution because then you have to decide if you want to make a RV cake batter frosting (which is what is is using the mix) or if you just want a RV frosting. The latter is easier, so add just a little bit of cocoa powder and lots of red dye!

  11. 11
    cynthia says:

    these cupcakes look delious! I can’t wait to make them. Thank you for all your lovely recipes. I can’t remember how I found your site but I am so happy I did. I love getting new recipes in my email.

  12. 12
    Dawn says:

    Hi! I am just wondering if this recipe is adapted to the new cake mix sizes. I know they used to be 18 ounces, but recently just were changed to 15 ounces. Thank you! 🙂

  13. 13

    What tip do you use to get the icing to look like your picture.

  14. 14
    claudine says:

    Hey! Your cupcakes are so awesome! 🙂 I’m just wondering, coz we don’t have red velvet cake mixes where I live, so I usually make them from scratch, what can I use to substitute the RV Cake mix in the frosting? Thanks! 🙂

  15. 15

    Nice post. I learn something new and challenging
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