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Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes | #recipe #redvelvet #cupcake

Red Velvet Cheesecake Cupcakes

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: about 30 cupcakes 1x


Black Bottom Cupcakes go red velvet in this fun twist on a classic.




  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 pound (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 ounce red food coloring
  • 2 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar


  • 1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup mini chocolate chips

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/8 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream the sugar and butter, beat until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition.
  3. Mix cocoa and food coloring together and then add to sugar mixture; mix well.
  4. Sift together flour and salt. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk. Blend in vanilla.
  5. In a small bowl, combine baking soda and vinegar and add to mixture.
  6. Pour batter into prepared cupcake pans. Set aside.
  7. In a bowl, combine the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Mix until combined and smooth. Add in the egg and salt and mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  8. Drop a heaping tablespoonful of the filling on top of each filled cupcake cup.
  9. Bake the cupcakes for 15-20 minutes, or until baked through. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  10. To make the ganache, combine the chocolate chips, butter and corn syrup in a small bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute and then stir until the chocolate has completely melted and the mixture is smooth. Stir in the vanilla.
  11. Dip the top of each cupcake into the chocolate ganache. Return to a cooling rack to allow the ganache to set up.
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  13. cupcake recipe adapted from Paula Deen
  14. Filling and ganache adapted from Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey