red velvet cupcakes
Awww love is definitely in the air. Can you feel it? If you can’t, then these Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes are sure to get you in the loving mood.
Red velvet is the quintessential flavor for Valentine’s Day. The perfectly red color is cupid’s favorite, and its dash of chocolate is a sweetheart’s dream. I knew a month ago that I definitely wanted to make red velvet cupcakes for the holiday but with a fun twist. BHG, of course, provided the perfect recipe. Finding these Red Velvet Raspberry Cupcakes in their recipe collection was a dream come true.
I didn’t plan on making one single change to this recipe because I adored it as is. The only thing I did was add a pinch of red food coloring to the frosting to create a fun pink color perfect for Valentine’s Day.
These are simply darling. The cupcakes are perfectly moist with the whisper of chocolate flavor I love in red velvet. And the cream cheese frosting is fantastically fluffy with a hint of raspberry flavor which takes it over the top. I used a fun piping tip for the frosting to dress these up for the sweethearts in my life. Then each cupcake got its personal cherry (really raspberry) on top.
The results were just what I wanted for the holiday. Make these for the ones you want to feel loved on Valentine’s Day, and they will feel exactly that.
Okay, first things first. Doesn’t Trisha Yearwood look gorgeous on the cover of the July issue of BHG magazine?
I have been a Trisha fan ever since one of her first big hits, “She’s in Love with a Boy“. Remember that one? While I do miss her singing, I am so excited to see her find success in the kitchen. She’s always whipping up something delicious, and it was about time I gave one of her recipes a try.
Since the Fourth of July is just around the corner, I thought her red velvet cupcakes would be perfect! Lately, I’ve been having a love affair with red velvet, and the color is so appropriate for the holiday.
Her recipe is for classic red velvet cupcakes. What really intrigued me about this recipe was what she did with the frosting. A cup of chopped pecans are stirred into a classic cream cheese frosting. They add texture, crunch, AND flavor. In my opinion, making a classic recipe special and new is all about these little details.
To make these cupcakes extra special, I used red, white, and silver cupcake liners. I also added some patriotic sugar candies as a finishing touch. And as much as I appreciate fancy, ornate deserts, what I love even more is keeping things simple and homemade looking.
I think these will do the trick, right? And trust me on this one, they taste as delicious as they look! You can bet I’ll be whipping up another batch to take to my family’s Fourth of July festivities!
Happy baking and Happy Independence Day!
Michael Wurm, Jr – Inspired by Charm