Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting

Moist, rich flavor makes these chocolate cupcakes irresistible! The red velvet frosting makes them festive!

Moist and rich flavor makes these chocolate cupcakes irresistible!

I have a confession. I love cupcakes. {chocolate cupcakes are my favorite} Don’t get me wrong, I love cakes, too, but they’re usually too big, too messy to transport leftovers and tend to go to waste. Cupcakes, on the other hand, are just the right size for eating {not too big, and not too small} and leftovers can be easily divided among guests.

I love cupcakes so much, in fact, that I’ve joined over 20 other bloggers in celebrating Cupcake Day.

Here you’ll find 26 different cupcake recipes to strike your fancy.

 

 

 

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Chocolate Cupcakes with Red Velvet Frosting
 
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Moist, rich flavor makes these chocolate cupcakes irresistible! The red velvet frosting makes them festive!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12
Ingredients
Cupcakes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 5 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Frosting
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1½ teaspoons red velvet bakery emulsion {I used Lorann Oils}
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons milk
Instructions
Cupcakes
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine flour, cocoa, baking soda and sugar in a large mixing bowl
  3. Mix together water and mayonnaise
  4. Add to dry ingredients, mixing well
  5. Stir in vanilla
  6. Pour into cupcake tins lined with paper cups
  7. Bake at 350 degrees on center rack for 20-25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of a cupcake comes out clean
Frosting
  1. Sift the sugar into a large bowl and set aside
  2. In a large bowl, beat the shortening and vanilla for 30 seconds with an electric beater or mixer
  3. Continue to beat and add half of the sifted powdered sugar a little at a time
  4. Beat in 2 tablespoons of the milk
  5. Add remaining sugar and last 2 tablespoons of milk until blended well
  6. Frost as desired

Comments

    • Rachel says

      Thanks Rebekah!

  1. says

    That is the perfect amount of frosting for my daughter, she doesn’t like it mounded high. These are gorgeous.

    • Rachel says

      I’m the same way, Tara- too much frosting is no bueno 🙂

    • Rachel says

      Thank you Karen!

  2. says

    Red velvet frosting?! I didn’t even know that was possible. I’m sold.

  3. says

    MM I’ve never heard of or had red velvet FROSTING before, that is pure genius! Looks pretty too!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks Shaina!

    • Rachel says

      Thanks Eva, it was pretty good!