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Red Velvet Muffins
breakfast brunch

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. This red velvet dessert is perfect for Valentine's Day, the holidays, or any occasion. 
  • 15m

    prep time

  • 18m

    Cook Time

  • 265

    Calories

  • 13

    Ingredients

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Ingredients

12

(1 muffin)

Servings

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Divide batter evenly among into 12 paper-lined muffin cups. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture in center of each muffin.

  • 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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