Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcake

These Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes are the perfect mix of sophistication and childhood fun! No one will be able to resist these!

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes

 The recipe I used is a scratch recipe but of course I have plenty of cake mix versions of red velvet cupcakes if you want to take that route instead.  You can use the Oreo Red Velvet Cupcake recipe, the Double Red Velvet Cupcake recipe or my Classic Red Velvet Cupcake recipe.

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcake Recipe

It’s officially February so I’m bringing you a red velvet overload to get you geared up for the day of love and roses.  Last year I went a little crazy with all the new desserts but I just couldn’t help myself!

Did you miss me? It’s been a while since I’ve posted! The holiday season came fast, I visited my brother in Texas and then I got hit hard with the flu! But I’m back now and I’ve got some fabulous, fun and gorgeous new treats coming your way 🙂  And maybe even some non-food posts… **gasp**

Cookie Dough Red Velvet Cupcakes

Did you know one of my all-time most popular recipes is Red Velvet Puppy Chow (Muddy Buddies)?  It’s been pinned over 270,000 times! People love their chow 🙂 Though I will admit that the Peanut Butter Brownie Muddy Buddy recipe is my go-to chow.

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes


Red Velvet Cupcakes Cupcakes:
2 2/3 C. all-purpose flour
1/2 C. cornstarch
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2 Tbsp. plus 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
2 C. sugar
1 C. oil
4 large eggs, at room temp (see my trick to getting room temp eggs in 1 minute below)
1 C. buttermilk
4 tsp. vanilla extract
1 tsp. distilled white vinegar
liquid or gel red food coloring, as much as wanted
Cookie Dough Frosting:
1 1/2 C. butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 C. brown sugar, (make sure it's real brown sugar and not sugar and molasses)
1/2 C. flour, more if you want a less sweet frosting
3 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2-3 C. powdered sugar, as needed


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
2. Sift flour, cornstarch, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa and salt together and whisk to evenly combine. Set aside.
3. In a stand mixer, beat butter for 2 minutes until smooth. Add sugar and beat again for 1 minute (scrape down sides of the bowl as needed). Add oil and beat again for 2 minutes. Add eggs one at a time mixing at medium-low speed.
4. Slowly add in the previously mixed dry ingredients and alternate between adding the dry ingredients and the buttermilk. Add vanilla extract, vinegar and as much liquid red dye as desired and stir just until combined.
5. Fill cupcakes liners 2/3 full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until an inserted knife comes out clean
6. Let cool.
7. Cookie Dough Frosting: Beat butter until smooth. Add brown sugar and beat for 2 minutes to let sugar dissolve. Add flour and beat again. Add vanilla extract, sprinkle in salt and add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Taste at this point and decide if you want your frosting to be more sweet like a traditional frosting (by adding more powdered sugar) or more like a cookie dough (by adding more flour).
8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

To get room temperature eggs really fast and easily, check out my secret in my Cookie Secrets!

6 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cookie Dough Cupcakes

  1. 1

    bring on the red velvet! I’m excited to see what you have coming

  2. 2
    Roxanne says:

    I’d love to try these! But why is vinegar listed twice?

  3. 3
    Paula Andrion says:

    Hi Lizzy, I want to make these for my K-2 class on Friday for our Valentine’s Day party. While reading through I noticed vinegar was listed twice and so was red food coloring. Could you clarify exactly which vinegar amount I should use? I am thinking the1tsp.

    Thanks Paula

  4. 4
    Kim Barrena says:

    Hi Lizzy!!
    i just wanted to leave a message and let you know that I made these for Valentine’s day for my husband and 2 daughters…they LOVED them!!! thank you so much!!!

  5. 5
    Queen Mom says:

    Hi Lizzy! Once again, you nailed it! I need your sweet advise, I’m baking a red velvet cake for mothers day, and was wondering which of your recipes to use…. It’s a simple 7″ round no hole in the middle pan. Out of your recipes, I don’t know which one to pick…

    Thank you so much. You inspired me to continue behind the kitchen counter baking..


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