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This mini version of the classic Red Velvet Cake is one of the more popular offerings in bakeries all across the country. Whip up a batch this holiday season or anytime of the year.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
40 mins
20 mins
30 cupcakes


Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat butter and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed 5 minutes or until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Mix in sour cream, milk, food color and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Do not overbeat. Spoon batter into 30 paper-lined muffin cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.

  • Bake 20 minutes or until toothpick inserted into cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pans on wire rack 5 minutes. Remove from pans; cool completely. Frost with Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting.

  • Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting: Beat cream cheese, softened, butter, sour cream and McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract in large bowl until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

277 calories; protein 3.2g; carbohydrates 37.8g; fat 13.1g; cholesterol 57.5mg; sodium 173.6mg. Full Nutrition