Just when you think Red Velvet Cupcakes couldn’t get any better, then they get stuffed with a cream cheese surprise! I think you will be swooning over these for a long time!
The other day I was helping my 10 year old with his homework but I really needed to make a dessert. You know, dessert is a necessity. Truly it is! The kids need a treat in their lunchbox every day. And that’s the only reason dessert is a necessity! Ha!
Okay, maybe I needed a little dessert too! I’d been dreaming of making red velvet cupcakes for a few days. The other day I opened my fridge and noticed that sometime during the holidays I must have gotten a little carried away with my cream cheese buying. You see I live and hour from the grocery store and a girl can’t be caught without cream cheese.
I knew it would be delicious to add a cream cheese surprise to my red velvet cupcakes. But…I had no idea how incredible they would be. There is something magical about taking a bite of your cupcake and finding a surprise inside. Especially a cream cheese and chocolate chip surprise!
My cupcakes began with a cake mix. Remember, I was helping do homework while I was making my cupcakes. There’s no way I could divide fractions and Red Velvet Cupcakes from scratch at the same time. Besides, I use substitute milk for the water in the cake mix and it makes all the difference. Why can’t the whole world substitute milk for water? That would help dairy farmers you know!
I frosted a few of my cupcakes and they were good. It makes the cream cheese filling a secret too. Honestly though, I think it was a little too much. I like them even better without frosting on top. Which makes me happy, because who has time to spend icing cupcakes anyway?
These cupcakes are going to become one of our new Valentine’s Day traditions! What are you making for dessert to celebrate Valentines Day?
Red Velvet Cupcakes (with cream cheese surprise inside)
- 1 box red velvet cake mix prepared as package directs, except substitute milk for water
- 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese (room temperature
- 1/3 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 dash salt
- 1 c. mini chocolate chips
- Cream cheese frosting optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and salt. Beat again. Stir in chocolate chips. Refrigerate while making cake mix.
- Prepare cake mix as directed on package except substitute milk for water.
- Line cupcake pan with liners. This recipe makes about 30 cupcakes.
- Fill cupcake liners 1/2-2/3 full with red velvet cake mix.
- Add 1 T. cream cheese filling on top of cake mix.
- Bake as package directs for cupcakes. I baked mine 22 minutes.
- Let cool in cupcake pan for 5 minutes. Remove to wire rack to finish cooling.
- If desired, frost with cream cheese frosting.
- Store leftovers in refrigerator.