Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Who can resist red velvet?!?

Ha – apparently, my friends and I cannot.  :)  I ended up making two batches of red velvet cupcakes to take to a handful of events with friends this weekend, and they were a definite hit!  People’s eyes always seem to light up whenever the hear the words “red velvet”.  And then for those like me, hearing anything having to do with “cream cheese frosting” just seals the deal.  So irresistible!

Part of the fun of the weekend was that I ended up using two of my favorite recipes for these — partly because I wanted to compare taste, and partly because I was short on time and out of food coloring halfway through the weekend!  So you may have guessed — one recipe was made completely from scratch (including two little bottles of red food coloring), and one was based from a box mix (kicked up a notch!).

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