Red Velvet Holiday Elf Cupcakes

Red Velvet Holiday Elf Cupcakes

Get help making festive, holiday "elf" cupcakes by using foolproof Betty Crocker® cake and frosting.

Prep Time

40

Minutes

Total Time

2:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

24

cupcakes

Cupcakes
1
box Betty Crocker® SuperMoist® German chocolate cake mix
1
cup water
1/2
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs
2
tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa
1
bottle (1 oz) red food color
Frosting and Decorations
1
container Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
6
dried apricots halves
6
rolls Betty Crocker® Fruit Roll-Ups® chewy fruit snack, any flavor (from 5-oz box)
24
small red gumdrops, cut in half
48
semisweet chocolate chips
1
tube (7 oz) Betty Crocker® red cookie icing
  1. Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  2. In large bowl, beat cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups (about two-thirds full).
  3. Bake and cool completely as directed on box for cupcakes.
  4. Frost cupcakes with frosting, reserving 1 tablespoon frosting. Cut each apricot into 4 pieces; place 2 pieces on each side of cupcakes for ears. Cut each fruit snack into 4 triangles. Place 1 triangle on top of each cupcake, folding pointed end over to form hat. Attach 1 gumdrop half to pointed end of each hat using reserved frosting. Use remaining gumdrop halves for nose, and chocolate chips for eyes. Pipe mouth with red decorator frosting. Store loosely covered.
Makes 24 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you have only one pan and a recipe calls for more cupcakes than your pan will make, cover and refrigerate the rest of the batter while baking the first batch. Cool the pan about 15 minutes, then bake the rest of the batter, adding 1 to 2 minutes to the bake time.
SuperMoist® devil's food cake mix can also be used for dark red velvet cupcakes; omit cocoa.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake (Cake and Frosting Only))
  • Calories 190
    • (Calories from Fat 90),
  • Total Fat 10g
    • (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 25mg;
  • Sodium 85mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 25g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 20g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 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 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.