Love is in the air and so are these red velvet valentine cupcakes.
Recently, I’ve been feeling extremely stressed out. I work as an engineer during the day, and when I’m not doing engineering stuff, I’m working as a full-time food blogger.
Balancing both careers has been taking a toll on my physical body. And with valentine being around the corner, I’ve lacked the motivation to create and cook valentine recipes.
I therefore decided to keep things simple and less stressful this year by sticking to regular good ole store bought cake mix. To be honest, my husband can’t tell the difference, so I felt why not?
Thus, if you’re not in the mood for valentine preparation, yet still want to do something special for your significant other, then I recommend giving this red velvet valentine cupcakes a try.
Honestly, these cupcakes were so amazing that I couldn’t even believe it was store bought. The color, fluffiness, texture, and flavor really hit the jackpot. Plus, it takes literally under 10 minutes to prep all the ingredients.
Simply combine all your ingredients in a bowl, and voila.. your batter is ready for baking.
I personally decided to make this into cupcakes and ice it. But feel free to use a single large pan if that’s what you prefer.
- Betty Crocket Red Velvet Cake Mix: This is the main ingredient you would need for this recipe. Honestly, I prefer this brand, because the cake mix is just too fluffy and delicious.
- Betty Crocket Vanilla Frosting: Honestly any frosting of your choice would work for this recipe
- Red food coloring: You would only need a drop of red food coloring to combine with your frosting. This helps give the frosting a nice pinky hue.
- Eggs: If you are vegan, you could substitute with flax egg. I have not personally tried this, but I don’t see why it shouldn’t work.
- Water: Because the cake mix calls for it. However, if you want your cake to be extra creamy and more flavorful, then you can substitute the water with milk.
- Melted Plant Butter: Although the cake mix box calls for vegetable oil, I would suggest using melted butter as a substitute.
In a large bowl, combine your cake mix, butter, eggs, and water until you achieve a smooth consistency. Scoop the batter into a cupcake baking pan lined with cupcake casing. Bake at 350°F for 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Combine your vanilla frosting with one drop of red food coloring. Mix together until your frosting turns light pink. Scoop frosting into icing piping bag and ice the top layer of the cupcakes.
Once done, your cupcakes are ready to be served and munched on. Feel free to add some sprinkles if that’s what you prefer.
My husband and I ended up eating this with some strawberry ice cream. And it made this recipe so much more delicious.
I highly suggest giving this recipe a try if you are having a lazy valentine. I promise, you won’t regret it.
RED VELVET VALENTINE CUPCAKES RECIPE DUPE
Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes Recipe Dupe
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line cupcake baking pan with cupcake casing.
- In a large bowl, combine your cake mix, butter, eggs, and water until you achieve an even consistency.
- Scoop the batter into cupcake casing and bake for 30 mins or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- Allow to cool.
- In a small bowl, combine your vanilla frosting with one drop of red food coloring. Mix together until your frosting turns light pink.
- Scoop frosting into icing piping bag and ice the top layer of the cupcakes.
- Serve and Enjoy!