Inside: Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

I often start dreaming of the Saturday’s treats on a Wednesday. Since it’s summer we try to keep things a more relaxed and making miniature versions of our favorite sweets is a great way to do that. Not only are miniature treats a fun option for parties – they leave you with no cleanup at all! Meaning that extra long summer evening just got better.

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Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

First, of my list of favorite mini desserts are these delicious mini red velvet cupcake! Instead of using regular cupcake wrappers make these sweet bites of mini red velvet cupcake goodness that are honestly, just a bite. Use small condiment cups for them (find these in the paper goods section of the grocery store). Topped with whipped cream they are a bit of heaven and will be devoured quickly at any summer gathering.

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Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 200 kcal


1 1/2 cups of sugar

1 stick of butter

2 eggs

2 1/3 cups of cake flour

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of baking powder

2 tablespoons cocoa

1/2 teaspoon of sea salt

1 cup of buttermilk

1 1/2 tablespoons of red food coloring

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 teaspoon of distilled white vinegar

Basic cream cheese frosting


In a medium bowl sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cocoa, and sea salt. Sift two more times for a very smooth combination.

Beat the butter and sugar in a large bowl for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time.

Mix in the dry ingredients and the buttermilk ¼ each addition switching back and forth. Beat between each addition. Mix in the red food coloring, the vanilla, and the tsp of white vinegar (which will create a stronger color for the cupcakes).

Fill the mini-cups about ¾ of the way full, place on a cookie sheet and bake in 350 degrees preheated oven for 8-10 minutes. Check doneness with a toothpick. Allow the cupcakes to cool and top with basic cream cheese frosting.

Nutrition Facts
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 200
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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More Mini Treats

Like I said before desserts are what I look forward to all week! I’m not sure why but mini treats just seem to taste better and I feel so less guilty, which might be why I could eat multiple of those sweet mini red velvet cupcakes! Here are a few other treats in miniature that we are loving this summer:

Mini Cake ideas

The most adorable Miniature Birthday Cakes.


Perfect for summer these miniature ice cream sandwiches are so much fun.

Mini candy cupcakes

Making miniature popsicles out of candy – genius!

I love these sweet little mini treats and this mini red velvet cupcake recipe. When you think of it any recipe can be made in miniature and relieve the host of so much work on the party scene. What will you make in miniature this weekend?