It's my friend Becca's birthday! We celebrated over the weekend and I surprised her with these red velvet cupcakes topped with brown sugar cream cheese frosting. Becca loves chocolate—she's a self-proclaimed chocoholic.
Last year I surprised her with a triple chocolate cake. I wanted to do something different and then I remembered that she loves red velvet cupcakes. We had a chocolate, vanilla, and red velvet cupcake tree at our wedding. Becca didn't know there were red velvet and she took a chocolate one instead. She was so disappointed when she found out later. She wasn't disappointed with these cupcakes, and neither was I. After I arrived at the bar, I found out it was another friend's birthday, too. And it just so happens that Amanda loves red velvet as well. Happy birthday girls!
These were quite honestly the most perfect cupcakes I ever made. They were tender and moist with the perfect amount of tang from the buttermilk. The sweet icing perfectly complemented the cake.
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Icing
Cupcakes: adapted from Cake Man Raven as seen on Cathy's Kitchen Journey
Icing: adapted from Joy the Baker as seen on Beantown Baker
Red Velvet Cupcakes