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Tres Leches Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Tres Leches Red Velvet Cupcakes
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 24
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Tres Leches Red Velvet Cupcakes

Take your two favorite flavors, mix them into one recipe, then watch you blow your own mind! You're just cool like that. (NOTE: The cupcake truffles in the photo above were purchased in the Valentine aisle of my local Kroger grocery store in February 2012).

Ingredients

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ milk chocolate cake mix
3
eggs
1/3
cup butter, softened
2
tablespoons vanilla
1/2
teaspoon almond extracts
1/2
cup water
1
tube Betty Crocker™ red gel food color
1
cup heavy cream
5
ounces evaporated milk
14
ounces sweetened condensed milk
1
can Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy cream cheese frosting
Tiny chocolate cupcake truffles, chocolate hearts, or valentines sprinkles for garnish

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. In a stand mixer, beat together the Betty Crocker™ chocolate cake, eggs, butter, vanilla, almond extract, water, and the entire tube of red gel coloring until smooth.
  • 2 Line 24 muffin tins with aluminum-Use an ice cream scoop to transfer the batter into each lined cup.
  • 3 Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely.
  • 4 Use a small spoon or ice cream scoop to remove a small portion of cake from the center of each cupcake.
  • 5 Drizzle the cream, evaporated milk, and sweetend condensed milk into the center of each cupcake, evenly drizzling the three types of milk between all 24 cupcakes. Allow to set for about an hour before frosting with cream cheese frosting.
  • 6 Press a chocolate truffle cupcake or chocolate heart on top of each cupcake, or sprinkle with sprinkles to finish off your cuppies with utter perfection.
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Red Velvet Tres Leches Cupcakes

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Ready for the sexiest recipe alive? Red velvet meets tres leches cake in a magical cupcake kind of way!


This is easy, too! Here's how to make these awesome cupcakes -- just in time for Valentine's Day:

Grab a box of Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate cake.

Betty Crocker Super Moist Milk Chocolate Cake Mix

Mix your batter up, tint it with red food coloring gel, then transfer it with an ice cream scoop right into cupcake cups.

Red Velvet Cupcake Batter

Make sure you line your muffin tins with aluminum-foil lined cups. This will help support your cupcakes once you drizzle your tres leches into them.

Aluminum Cupcake Liners for Red Velvet Cupcakes

Your muffin tins should be filled a little more than 1/2 way full in order to bake up into perfect cupcakes.

Cupcake Batter in Aluminum Liners

Once your red velvet cupcakes are baked up nice and round, allow them to cool completely.

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Then, use a small spoon or scoop and remove a bit of cake from the center of each cupcake. Now pour each of your three leches into this center console. Pour slowly! You want to give time for the cupcake to soak up all of the milks!

Scoop Cake Out of Cupcake

Pipe a bit of Betty Crocker cream cheese frosting over your milky cupcake.

Cream Cheese Frosting on Red Velvet Cupcakes

Top with a pretty piece of chocolate and enjoy!

(I found these mini chocolate cupcake truffles at my local grocery store. You can use something like this, a red chocolate heart, or whatever you like to garnish your frosted cupcakes!)

Cupcake without Wrapper

Yum!

Bite of Red Velvet Tres Leches Cupcake


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Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen where she shares fun family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!

 
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