Red Velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting are the perfect treat for any celebration. Add some blue and white cream cheese frosting and they become an classic all-american treat for your summer celebrations.
Does anyone else think that the summer months are just one long party? Memorial Day, end of school, 4th of July, family reunions, trips to the lake, branding, this list could go on and on but let’s face it, the most important part of summer? The dessert that come at the end of the meal. And these Red Velvet Cupcakes are the perfect ending to any meal. A little blue and white Cream Cheese Frosting helps give them a patriotic flare.
Velvet Cake has been around since the late 1880’s. Mixing Cocoa powder with the flour produced a more softer cake. Cakes made this way were given the name Velvet Cakes. And these Red Velvet Cupcakes have that wonderfully soft, fine texture, along with the tang from the buttermilk that makes them a light and moist. The cake has a slight chocolate flavor that doesn’t overwhelm the cake.
The cream cheese frosting adds sharper note that helps counter balance the sweetness of the cake, but is still plenty sweet by itself.And as everyone knows adding sprinkles always make cupcakes taste better! The cupcakes can be make a few days ahead and frozen if need be.