Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cupid's Cupcakes

 Red Velvet Cake and Ice Cream pair up for a "Match made on Heaven"

I stole the idea for these delicious cupcakes from a Patriotic themed "Ice Cream Cupcake" published by Taste of Home last summer.  The original recipe featured a red, white, and blue theme for the 4th of July.  

Cupid inspired me to tweak that original recipe in celebration of Valentine's Day with a red, pink, and white theme.  These hand held deserts are a great way to enjoy your Cake...and your Ice Cream too!

Prep Time:  about an hour (includes baking)
Total Time:  about three hours (includes initial freezing and decorating)
Servings:  36


1 package (18-1/4 ounces) red velvet cake mix
1 quart vanilla ice cream, softened
red food coloring
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme
pink colored sugar and Valentine's themed sprinkles


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Prepare cake mix batter according to the package directions for cupcakes.
After some trial and error, one tablespoon of batter per cup was just right.
  • Fill paper-lined muffin cups about a quarter full.  Once baked, the cups should be 1/2 full. 
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan to wire racks to cool completely.

  • Add a couple of drops of food coloring to the softened ice cream and mix until a consistent pink color is achieved.
  • Working quickly, spread ice cream over cupcakes.  Freeze for at least 1 hour.

  • In a large bowl, combine cream and marshmallow creme; beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Pipe over cupcakes; decorate with sprinkles and colored sugar.  
  • Freeze for 4 hours or until firm.

Recipe Links:

Here is a link to the original Patriotic Cupcakes recipe.


  1. I personally don't like Red Velvet Cake, but these look so delicious and pretty! Adorable!

  2. Your "Jr. baker" gives all indications that things are going to work out. Photos and colors are beatful. After one bite of a cupcake I can tell you it was better than good. Yum!!

  3. Hey 'Anonymous' - You sound just like my Mother...


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