Red Velvet Muffins

Learn how to make muffins with this easy red velvet muffin recipe — full of red chocolate flavor with cream cheese frosting in every bite. These red velvet muffins are perfect for Valentine's Day, the holidays, or any occasion. McCormick® Red Food Color gives these... Learn how to make muffins with this easy red velvet muffin recipe — full of red chocolate flavor with cream cheese frosting in every bite. These red velvet muffins are perfect for Valentine's Day, the holidays, or any occasion. McCormick® Red Food Color gives these red velvet cake muffins their signature color, and the cream cheese filling fills each bite with irresistible flavor. Once you try this recipe, you’ll be looking for any reason to make them again. Read More Read Less
15m
PREP TIME
18m
COOK TIME
265
CALORIES
13
INGREDIENTS

Servings: 12 (1 muffin)

Ingredients

  • Step1
  • 4 ounces (1/2 package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons McCormick® All Natural Pure Vanilla Extract, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon McCormick® Red Food Color
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners’ sugar

INSTRUCTIONS

  • 1 Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of the granulated sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of the vanilla in small bowl until well blended and smooth. Set aside.
  • 2 Mix flour, remaining 1 cup granulated sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Set aside. Beat egg in medium bowl. Stir in buttermilk, oil, food color and remaining 1 teaspoon vanilla. Add to flour mixture; stir just until moistened.
  • 3 Divide batter evenly among into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture in center of each muffin.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of muffin comes out clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Remove from pan; cool completely on wire rack. Sprinkle with confectioners’ sugar.

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