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Red Velvet Cake Batter Cupcakes

Ingredients

Red Velvet Cupcakes:

  • 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 C. melted butter slightly cooled
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 3/4 C. buttermilk or milk
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract

Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1/2 C. butter softened
  • 8 oz. cream cheese or an extra 1/2 butter if you don't like cream cheese
  • 1/2 C. dry yellow cake mix sifted to remove lumps
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp. milk
  • 2-3 C. powdered sugar

Maraschino Cherries and Sprinkles for decoration

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners.
  2. 2. Sift cake mix into a small bowl and set aside.
  3. 3. In a large bowl, combine eggs, butter, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract until smooth.
  4. 4. Stir in cake mix.
  5. 5. Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-20 minute or until an inserted knife comes out clean.
  6. 6. Let cool.
  7. 7. Cake Batter Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add cake mix and beat for 1 minute. Add vanilla extract and milk and slowly add in powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  8. 8. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with cherries and sprinkles!