red velvet cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese buttercream

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!


  1. Cinnamon buttercream! What a unique twist! Kinda remids me of how some chocolate sheet cakes have cinnamon, but I bet this is better! They look fantastic.

  2. These really do look wonderful. This is my first visit to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier entries, I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  3. I love the idea of the cinnamon cream paired with the red velvet. Yum!


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...