Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Vanilla Bean Buttercream Frosting

So I found this company online called Sof'ella Gourmet Natural Foods.  They made all kinds of gourmet box mixes from breads, to cupcakes, pancake mixes and more.  I found a couple of mixes that I wanted to try and ordered them!  I was so excited when they came in the mail, and I couldn't wait to try them.  I wanted to make the red velvet first because I have not made cupcakes in a few weeks.   So all you have to add for the mixes is butter, eggs and water.   These are fool proof for beginning bakers or if you do not have the supplies, resources, or energy for baking from scratch.  I have never made red velvet from scratch, but I have tried some delicious red velvet from various bakeries, and this box mix is amazing in comparison!  If you don't tell anyone that this is a box mix, no one will know, just keep it a secret between you and your kitchen!  Be sure to check out their website Sof'ella.  The best part is these mixes are very reasonably priced!  They range from $4 to $6 and have gluten free options too! I hope you enjoyed these as much as the hard working team at Working Wardrobes did!!  In the next few weeks I will also be baking their lemon bars and sea salt caramel brownies, so be sure to check out those reviews too!

Recipe Yield: 12 Cupcakes, or 1-9"Cake, 12 Whoopie Pies
Cake Ingredients:
1 Box Cake Mix
1 Stick of Butter, unsalted and room temperature
2 Eggs
3/4 Cup Water

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease the cake pan if needed.
  2. Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of your Kitchen Aid mixer.
  3. Add the eggs and mix until combine.  Then add the cake mix and water and mix just until combine.
  4. Add the batter to the pan, or muffin tins.
  5. Bake as directed by the box.  For cupcakes it takes about 18-20 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool before removing from the pan.

Vanilla Bean Buttercream
1 Bag of Frosting Mix
2 Sticks of Butter, unsalted and room temperature

  1. Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl, or the bowl of your Kitchen Aid mixer.
  2. Add the frosting mix and water, mix until smooth.
  3. Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost the cupcakes.
  4. Enjoy!!


  1. I'll keep your little secret about the mix because that's my secret too. And, judging from the look of your cupcakes, I'm sure that no one could ever tell.

  2. could i substitue water for milk?