Posted by: Sophisticakes | June 17, 2011

Simple Red Velvet and Cream Cheese Minis

I have been on the hunt for a good red velvet recipe, and these were a hit at my best friend’s birthday!  🙂 definitely one I will make again!


The cupcakes: an altered version of Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake (by: Troyh, with Cream Cheese Buttercream (by: Sophisticakes)


Waldorf-Astoria Red Velvet Cake
1 Cup unsalted butter
3 Cups sugar
4 Eggs
4 Ounces red food coloring
4 Tablespoons coca (heaping)
2 Cups buttermilk
4 1/2 Cups cake flour
2 Teaspoons salt
2 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla
2 Teaspoons baking soda
2 Teaspoons baking soda
1 Cup sour cream

Direction: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar in mixing bowl, add eggs one at a time. In separate bowl stir together cocoa and food coloring. Add cocoa mixture to butter mixture. Add buttermilk alternating with flour and salt Add vanilla, baking soda, and vinegar. Mix in sour cream. Spoon the batter into mini cupcake lined tins. Bake for approximately 12 minutes or until cupcakes spring up when pressed lightly with your finger.


Cream Cheese Buttercream
2 Cups powdered sugar
1/2 Cup butter (room temperature)
1 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla
16 Ounces cream cheese
1 Tablespoon heavy whipping cream

Directions: Cream butter until it is smooth. Mix in cream cheese. Add powdered sugar 1/3 cup at a time (while mixing). Add vanilla and heavy whipping cream. Mix until mixture is completely combined.

Using a #1M Tip swirl cupcakes and serve!

Happy 20th Shannon!



  1. Such an amazing PARTY…with amazing treats! Thank you so much for baking all those cupcakes for my Birthday Party!!!! So GOOD!

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