Cherry Red Velvet Cake Cups

These pretty cups make for a great Valentine’s dessert! Red Velvet jazzed up just a bit makes these cake cups wonderfully delicious!!

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Red Velvet seems to be one of those flavors so many people just love! Perfect for Valentine’s Day, right?

But, Red Velvet and cherry? It’s the same as chocolate and cherry, so why not? The two flavors are delicious together! Red Velvet is of course all the rage right now with Valentine’s Day coming up in a few weeks. So enjoy. :)

Keep in mind you can serve this dessert like I did as cake cups, regular cake, or of course cupcakes. Plenty of options, all of which would be excellent!

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If you don’t play around with flavored extracts much, trust me when I tell you the cherry extract I put in here really makes the cake cups special.

I chose to do cake cups, and it worked out very well. Whether you do cake cups, a regular cake, or cupcakes, this recipe is sure to turn out great!

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Serve these Cherry Red Velvet Cake Cups to your family and friends, and they will feel very special!

Cherry Red Velvet Cake Cups

These pretty cups make for a great Valentine’s dessert! Red Velvet jazzed up just a bit makes these cake cups wonderfully delicious!!

Ingredients:                                                                              MM_210                                                

1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix, plus ingredients on back of box (I did substitute chocolate milk in place of the water called for, same amount)

1 (6 ounce) container regular Red Velvet, cherry, vanilla, or plain yogurt

1/2 teaspoon cherry extract

CHERRY CREAM FROSTING

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

1/2-1 teaspoon cherry extract (start with 1/2 teaspoon, add more from there, if desired – I used 1 teaspoon)

Sprinkles, if desired

Cookie of choice, if desired

Directions:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 13×9 inch pan, or cupcake pan with cooking spray; set aside.

2. Prepare the cake according to package directions. Add yogurt and mix for about 30 more seconds. Pour into greased pan, or cupcake pans, and bake according to the instructions on back of package, or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes, or cake completely.

3. Once cake has cooled completely, work on Cherry Cream Frosting.

4. In bowl of stand mixer beat butter until smooth. Slowly add in powdered sugar, beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Mix in cherry extract and beat until evenly incorporated.

5. Cut desired amount of cake into cubes/pieces for four servings. Place half of cut up cakes into bottom of glasses, pipe or scoop desired amount of frosting into glasses. Repeat layers, add sprinkles and cookie if desired for garnish.

6. Use remaining frosting to frost leftover cake/cupcakes. This can be served another time. Chill Cherry Red Velvet Cake Cups until ready to serve.

* Note, if you prefer a softer frosting, add milk, 1 teaspoon at a time until you reach your wanted consistency.

 

 

 

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