Simple red velvet cupcakes


what you will need:
Red velvet cake mix, 3 eggs, vegetable oil, red rose icing decorations, icing sugar, softened butter


Pre-heat the oven to 190 ..Mix the red velvet cake mix into a bowl with 3 eggs, water and vegetable oil. Blend / whisk together until it forms a nice smooth bowl of red velvety cake batter. Evenly pour the cake mixture into cupcake trays (and resist licking the spoon) This mix made 12 fairly large cupcakes. Leave to bake in the oven for around about 20 minutes..


I was a little disappointed with the ‘red’ colour of the cakes as they weren’t as red as it looked on the packet but then again this is the lazy girls guide! The cakes did turn out lovely and moist though. Right whilst the cakes are cooling its time to make the frosting. Grab the icing sugar, butter and a few drops of water and blend the icing to the consistency you want. In hindsight I would have made the icing a little thicker..


After you’ve finished icing top with edible little red roses made from icing (Asda’s finest haha) and you’re good to go! I kept the decorating quite simple and resisted the urge to cover them in heart shaped sprinkles and pink edible glitter but I think the single little rose is quite cute! What do you think? They were easy and simple to put a batch of this in a pretty box and I think they would make a nice edible twist on giving roses this valentines day! 



  1. February 10, 2013 / 12:28 pm

    These look delicious!

  2. February 10, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    These are really cute, I didnt realise you could get a Betty Crocker Red Velvet cake mix, ill be definitely purchasing that in my next food shop!

    • February 10, 2013 / 2:19 pm

      I've seen it in the supermarket a few times so final decided to pick some up ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. February 10, 2013 / 12:34 pm

    So cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. February 10, 2013 / 1:21 pm

    These look so sweet, might give them a go!

  5. February 10, 2013 / 1:29 pm

    They are so pretty, I've never tried red velvet mixture or a Betty Crocker cake mix, but these looks utterly scrumptious!

    Eda x

  6. February 10, 2013 / 1:53 pm

    These are very cute I'm going to do some valentines baking, looking for inspiration x

  7. February 10, 2013 / 1:57 pm

    ah i hope these taste as good as they look! so easy to make ๐Ÿ™‚ ox

    • February 10, 2013 / 2:01 pm

      I can promise you they do ๐Ÿ™‚ not many left ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha x

  8. February 10, 2013 / 2:24 pm

    I love the Betty Crocket red velvet mix! Morrisions do a really good red velvet cupcake mix and its really cheap too. I've just made some. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 10, 2013 / 3:02 pm

      oo thanks for letting me know ๐Ÿ™‚ x

  9. February 10, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    these look lovely- sometimes the simplest decorations work best! xx

  10. February 10, 2013 / 3:00 pm

    These look delicious! xxx

  11. February 10, 2013 / 3:56 pm

    These look gorgeous, I love red velvet cupcakes too! Will definitely be baking these for Valentines Day! X

  12. February 10, 2013 / 5:02 pm

    I've always been a little disappointed with the colour of red velvet cake when i make it using a pack but I guess if it tastes good, who cares. The roses on top make these look adorable! Been loving you blog lately, hope you're starting to feel better (:


  13. February 10, 2013 / 5:14 pm

    They've turned out lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

    Harri xxx

  14. February 10, 2013 / 5:19 pm

    They look so yummy!!Xx

  15. February 10, 2013 / 5:22 pm

    These look really nice but I'd always rather make things myself than use cake mix so I might try that, thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    Louisa's Notebook

  16. February 10, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    I love the little touch with the edible sugar flower ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. February 10, 2013 / 5:51 pm

    They look delicious ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. February 10, 2013 / 7:50 pm

    Absolutely love red velvet cake and cupcakes! My favourite type of cake! Yours look so cute (and delish)!

    xxx Sohini
    TV, Turmeric, Tea

  19. February 10, 2013 / 8:32 pm

    Ooh the mini icing roses are so cute! I didn't realise you could buy them! (they will be making an appearance on every cake I bake from now on haha)

    I've just posted a February Wishlist on Black & Gold, check it out for some fashion and beauty goodies! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Laura xx

  20. February 10, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    These look amazing! xx


  21. February 10, 2013 / 11:35 pm

    Your pictures always look straight off the pages of a Hummingbird Bakery book ๐Ÿ™‚
    The roses add a lovely touch, so cute.

  22. February 11, 2013 / 3:09 am

    Very perfect and pretty for Valentine's Day!

    It's hard for me to achieve that perfect red with red velvet cake. My trials usually end up too dark (more of a burgundy shade than a bright red). It's probably too much cocoa powder. However, they still look lovely and I'm sure they taste just the same! (:


  23. February 11, 2013 / 10:15 am

    They look amazing! Going to try my hand at these today but also cheat with the betty crocker vanilla frosting ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. February 12, 2013 / 10:48 am

    All the pictures of the baking you do look amazing! Might have to give these ones a try. Xx

  25. February 12, 2013 / 12:49 pm

    Simply divine!

  26. February 24, 2013 / 12:48 pm

    Hallo Liebes,

    Gerade bin ich auf deinen Blog gestossen. Warum ist er mir vorher nie aufgefallen?
    Toll, wirklich!

    Ich freue mich auf deinen Besuch.
    Liebe Grรผsse,


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