Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dolce Vita : Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcakes


I’ve been obsessed with red velvet cake. So I created this little guilty pleasure version of decadent cupcakes with a twist – added some chocolate chips inside to create a gooey bite. Also I opted to not to frost  it with any overwhelming sugary/greasy icing but just added a small dollop of whipped cream cheese icing just to hold up the heart marshmallow.

Red Velvet Chocolate Cupcake



1 box Duncan Hines Red Velvet

3 large eggs

1 1/4 cups water

1/4 cup Canola oil

4 tbsp. Daisy Light Sour Cream

Ghirardelli Milk Chocolate Chips

Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting

Heart-shaped pink marshmallows


  1. Follow the baking instructions from the cake mix box –  adding the sour cream before blending all the ingredients.
  2. Make 24 regular size cupcakes or 12 large ones.
  3. Drop 5 pieces of chocolate chips on the middle of each cupcakes or 10 pieces of chips for the large ones.
  4. Bake for 350 deg. F for 20 mins.
  5. Let it completely cool (say an hour) before adding a teaspoon of cream cheese on top of each cupcake & add a marshmallow on top of the cream cheese.