at home, i am not a valentine's day person. but at work, i use it as an excuse to wear red (especially since it's one of my favorite colors) and bake up a treat. last year i baked up these cupcakes and they were snatched up in a flash. there is always a flurry of red velvet cakes this time of year, but what sets these apart is the buttercream. the touch of cinnamon is just the right amount of spice to go along with the hint of chocolate in the cake and tang of the cream cheese.
now i just have to decide what to make this year.
red velvet cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream
adapted from joy the baker
makes 12 cupcakes
get the cupcake & buttercream recipes at joy the baker. they are perfect as is!
check out more sweet treats at sweet tooth friday!