Red Velvet Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting

Marshmallows are the sweet secret to the buttercream frosting that tops colorful chocolate cupcakes.

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2 1/4
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
cup unsweetened baking cocoa
teaspoon salt
cup butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
cups granulated sugar
bottle (1 oz) red food color (about 2 tablespoons)
1 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
cup buttermilk
teaspoon baking soda
tablespoon white vinegar
Marshmallow Buttercream Frosting
jar (7 to 7 1/2 oz) marshmallow creme
cup butter or margarine, softened
cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 24 regular-size muffin cups with paper baking cups. In small bowl, mix flour, cocoa and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until mixed. Add eggs; beat 1 to 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Stir in food color and vanilla.
  2. Beat in flour mixture alternately with buttermilk on low speed just until blended. Beat in baking soda and vinegar until well blended. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full.
  3. Bake 20 to 22 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean. Remove from pan to wire racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  4. Remove lid and foil seal from jar of marshmallow creme. Microwave on High 15 to 20 seconds to soften. In large bowl, beat marshmallow creme and 1 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Beat in powdered sugar until smooth. Spoon 1 heaping tablespoon frosting onto each cupcake, swirling frosting with back of spoon.
Makes 24 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Add a little holiday cheer to each cupcake with a holly sprig. Make two holly leaves by splitting one green spearmint leaf candy in half horizontally and add 3 red cinnamon candies for berries. Or top frosted cupcakes with a snowy drift of flaked coconut.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 12g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 50mg;
  • Sodium 250mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 39g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 28g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.