My sister is one of the greatest humans. Honestly. She has a servants heart. Kevin has been out of town in Abu Dhabi for two weeks, so I flew my sister and nephew out for a couple days to keep us company and help ME survive! She also does all of our hair so it’s a huge win when she comes out. Brittany makes dinner, loves on the kids and spends time with me. We watched A Star Is Born (bought it on Fandango) both of us loved it even though we wish it ended differently. Between all those things she also made cupcakes with my girls and Finn. She makes cupcakes every time she comes. We ask the kids “what do you want to do when Britt comes?” Thinking they will say things like, go to New York. But nope. They just want to make Britt’s famous cupcakes!
People pay her to make cupcakes for their wedding and birthdays, because they are the best! If you have followed my blog for awhile you will remember her Lemon Poppyseed Cake that sooooo many of you duplicated. It is amazing. And also the Sugar Cookie Recipe is her’s!
The other night on Instagram I shared a video of these Red Velvet Cupcakes they had made. I got a lot of messages asking “how does she get her frosting so fluffy??” or will you PLEASE share the cupcake recipe?? So here you go! We made them a second time to share with you and then delivered them to friends, as an early Valentines gift! I think you are going to love this easy cupcake recipe for not only valentines but for all year!
Plus a FREE Printable below!
The Best Cupcake Recipe-
The Best Cupcake Recipe
- 1 Box Red Velvet Cake Mix
- 1 3.9 oz Instant Chocolate Pudding
- 1 cup Sour Cream
- 1/2 cup Milk
- 1/2 cup Canola Oil
- 4 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 cup Mini Chocolate Chips
- Beat your eggs in a separate bowl
- Add all ingredients into a mixing bowl
- Mix ingredients for about 30 seconds
- Scoop 2 tablespoons of batter into individual lined cupcake pan
- Bake at 350 for 16-18 minutes
She beats her eggs in a separate bowl then mixes everything all at once! You can beat your eggs in my mixer FIRST then I add in the rest of ingredients (to save washing a bowl). Beat on medium speed for about 30 seconds.
Fill each cupcake with 2 tablespoons of batter. This batter does not spread out like a normal batter. We use our mini cookie scoop HERE.
Bake cupcakes at 350 degrees for 16 minutes. Your oven cooking time could be different. Watch them closely, so you don’t over bake. We do the bounce test. Touch the tops of the cupcake and if they bounce back they are done! If you see your finger indent or a print then they need to bake a little longer.
Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting-
Fluffy Cream Cheese Frosting
- 1 8 oz Cream Cheese
- 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 5 cups Powdered Sugar
- 2 TBL Milk
- Cream the cream cheese and butter for about 1 minute, until blended together. (Both should be room temperature)
- Add the vanilla, milk and 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Slowly mix in the rest of the powdered sugar. You might need a little more powdered sugar, to get desired consistency. (We like the frosting on the thicker side)
The trick to getting your frosting to look so fluffy is the way you frost your cupcake! I used to just grab a knife and slather it on. But after watching how Brittany does it, I will NEVER go back to the boring basic knife. No fancy tools required. Just get out a gallon size ziplock bag and fill it with some frosting. Then cut one corner about 1/4″ across.
Start on the outer edge of the cupcake and pipe the frosting in a circle until you come to a peak in the center. Easy!
We topped each cupcake with a heart cookie we found at Trader Joe’s! You could really top it anyway you want. In the past she has sprinkled some mini chocolate chips on the top.
Make sure to refrigerate the cupcakes after frosting. Aren’t they just the prettiest cupcakes? And they taste even better!! Thanks Brittany for sharing your recipe with all of us and your awesome frosting tips! (Finn helping Brittany below…he likes his backpack a little too much and he doesn’t even need one 😆).
FREE Cupcake Printable Download the PDF HERE designed by the amazing @apletters (she can make a custom printable for you too HERE) *Reminder you can scale the pdf before you print to the size you want!
I have mine framed in THIS float frame. I scaled it 55% and did a raw edge rip on card stock paper.
(Finn helping Brittany below…he likes his backpack a little too much and he doesn’t even need one 😆).
We also shared a THREE Ingredient Red Velvet Cookie for Valentines on THIS post. They are so easy to make and taste delicious. You could turn them into a cookie sandwich with the cream cheese frosting we shared for the cupcakes!