Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes with Chambord Chocolate Ganache & Mascarpone Frosting! ❀🍫😍 (BOOZY RECIPE)

in #food β€’ 6 years ago (edited)

Happy Weekend Friends! πŸ€—

Firstly, I'd like to take the opportunity to thank my first 1,500+ Steemit followers! πŸŽ‰ Woo-hoo! Thank you all for your continued support! To commemorate this milestone, I'd thought we'd kick off the celebration with some petite treats - BOOZY MINI CUPCAKES!

Today, I'll share with you the recipes for these darling mini red velvet cupcakes with Chambord dark chocolate ganache and Mascarpone cheese frosting. 😍

Next Wednesday is 🌹Valentine's Day🌹 (hint hint)! These yummy bite-sized cupcakes make for a sweet surprise for that special someone! πŸ’πŸ˜˜


I chose to make mine miniatures or you can choose to make 'em like the standard size variation. Either way, they sure are berry delicious!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe ❀


2 1/2 cups cake flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons red food color
2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Yield: approx. 2+ dozen standard size cupcakes or 6+ mini size cupcakes | Oven temp: 350Β°F (175Β°C) | Bake Time: 15 minutes for mini's or 20 minutes for standard size cupcakes.


  1. Preheat oven to 350Β°F (or 175Β°C). Grease cupcake baking cups or line tin with paper liners.

  2. With an electric mixer beat together butter and sugar on medium speed for five minutes or until light and fluffy. Next, beat in eggs one at a time. Mix in sour cream, buttermilk, food color and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour mixture on low speed until just blended. Spoon batter into lined cups, filling each cup 2/3 full.eggs, and lemon and vanilla extracts together until smooth and creamy.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes (20 for standard size) or until toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean. Allow pan to cool and then remove cupcakes from the pan to completely cool.

That was quick and easy! A cakewalk, so to speak. Next, we'll make the boozy ganache filling...

Chambord Dark Chocolate Ganache Filling 🍫


6 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tablespoons Chambord raspberry liqueur


  1. Heat up the chocolate and cream in a double boiler until chocolate is melted. Whisk until smooth and then whisk in the Chambord liqueur. Remove mixture from heat and allow to cool.

  2. Use the large end of a small - medium sized frosting tip to cut a hole in the center of each cupcake. Spoon each hole full with ganache filling.

Next up, is the frosting...


Mascarpone Cheese Frosting 😍


8 oz Mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup whipping cream

Yield: approx. 3 cups of frosting


  1. First, whisk together the Mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a large bowl until blended.

  2. Next, beat whipping cream at medium speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

  3. Now you're ready to frost your cupcakes! Use immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.

Again, easy-peasy! Now that your cupcakes have cooled you can get to the fun part of decorating them. Frost and add a fresh raspberry on top and you're finished! πŸ˜‹

Thanks for commenting, upvoting and resteeming this post! I hope my post will inspire you to treat yourself to something sweet! Until next time...




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Congrats to 1.500 followers! Im happy that IΒ΄m one of them :))
Much love and Happy Valentine's Day to you, too :)

Thanks so much @liltammy! Happy to have you following along and Happy Valentine's Day to you as well ; )

Looks so yummy! Want to make it now :D Upvoted!

Thank you @crystalpacheco30! I hope you get the chance to make and enjoy 'em ; )

WOW!!! Looks so good that i dont know if eat it or leave it as decoration, really amazing.

Haha! Take a picture and then EAT IT! (nom nom nom)

I've gotta agree... they look so lovely that if they were in front of me, I'm note sure if I should just admire them or try eating them! I guess if I stared long enough, I already know kind of how that one will end up... lol

πŸ˜‹ IN MY BELLY! πŸ˜‹

I wish I got a picture of one sliced open... I forgot to and just gobbled them up. After all, they are meant to be enjoyed.. especially by your belly ; )

I will take that advice haha

Thanks for giving some direction , how to make different types of recipes.We can gather a lot of uodate & valuable information from your post.That's are beneficial for us.
Thanks @michellectv
@Resteem & follow has been done.

You're welcome! I try to give as much direction as possible without going overboard ; )

It's a fantastic and amazing milestone for you,

You've come a long way here and you've made impact with your recipes, I'm happy for your successes so far

Thank you @josediccus! That's such a sweet and thoughtful comment. Cheers to you!

Keep up with it and stay rearing to go

Will do! : D

They look awesome and I'll have to take Alex's word that they were delicious! I think you deserve an extra special Valentine's Day present for making them....

Haha! Thank you @bushkill! Hopefully, cupid will gift me something special this year... like dinner out ; )

Those look so good. I make some pretty yummy red velvet cheesecake brownie bites. Perfect time of the year for these treats! Thanks for posting! :)

Oooo... red velvet + cheesecake + brownies sounds perfect!

They are delightful. haha :) I just posted them on my blog if you want to check them out. :)

One more follower here :)
I have been trying all week to make a mascarpone frosting and every trial run has collapsed into a soggy mess even though separately the mascarpone cream was delicious and the whipped heavy cream had perfect peaks. Even with setting the mascarpone out to reach room temperature. I know I'm missing something. Looks like yours came out perfectly!

Just be careful to not overbeat it! Hope that helps!

Super happy valentine's day to you.

More fabulous recipes and videos to come, you're an amazing blogger :-)

Thank you and Happy Valentine's to you too! Have fun ; )

This bite-size cupcake looked very nice. We can actually make many and arrange them into a heart shape. I am one of your 1500 followers. I have been following you for some time now. Will still be following for more sweet stuffs! Thanks for posting regularly!

Thank you for following along @fun2learn! A giant heart of minis sounds like a sweet idea! Love it!

Wow looks yummy.

Oh, it was delish! Thank you!

Wow. Look so delicious. Must try to cook it!

It's pretty easy to make!

Que buena receta, intentarΓ© hacerla. Gracias

You're very welcome!

delicious... Happy weekend to you too

Thanks! Same to you! : D

You're welcome 😊

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😍😍😍 it got me starving 😝 thanks for sharing this delicious recipe, hopefully I just could taste it right now😍

Thank you so much for the recipe! I'd love to try this over the weekend. I'm glad that the recipes are easily available at the grocery store! Have a great day! :)

I try to not to get too exotic with the ingredients ; )

Cheers to friend

Cheers to you as well! ; )

I, too, are a fan of food. Your messages are unique thanks to you for your post! If it's not hard for you to come to me

wow awesome epic you made it tasty it's looking delicious
i loved it

Thank you!

hi, I can substitute mascarpone cheese for cream cheese, or is it the same?

Sure, you can make this with cream cheese frosting instead

thanks for your help <3