Cream Cheese Frosting for Red Velvet Cupcakes

My husband never went to bakeries when growing up and had never heard of cream cheese frosting for cupcakes, he only heard of the cream cheese spread you put on a bagel and didn’t like it. So when I was beginning my journey as a custom cake decorator and began experimenting with recipes, he was pretty skeptical that a frosting made with cream cheese could taste good. A few months after coming up with the recipe, he finally tried it and loved it. He even learned how to make it as those early months of owning our bakery One Sweet Slice required that he learn how to bake cakes and make all of our signature frostings.

The joys of a Red Velvet cupcake are not complete without the perfect cream cheese frosting for it. We have all had that cheap stuff you find at some bakeries and big box stores. What a turn off! Now this is the real deal and its refreshing for the taste buds. A quality cream cheese frosting will make your cupcake, no matter the kind, taste better.

red velvet cream cheese frosting


Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

The red velvet cupcake recipe is not only one of my favorites but my customers at One Sweet Slice have voted it one of their favorites as well! This cupcake is moist, red and perfect. We bake this cupcake year round so all can enjoy.

This recipe can be found in my One Sweet Year of Cupcakes recipe book but there is a twist to it. You can find our red velvet cream cheese frosting recipe on the blog as well.

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe


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Janell and Trent Brown One Sweet Slice


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