Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing

There is something so delightful about a simple, yet decadent dessert. These Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Icing definitely fall into that category!

I always believe desserts are all about taste (of course) and adding a personal touch. I also believe in simplicity so I started this recipe with my favorite red velvet cupcake mix. It’s hard to argue with taste, even if it comes out of a pre-made box.

This wonderful cream cheese icing recipe is like putting the icing on the cake, literally. It’s a wonderful flavor and so easy to make. It’s perfect for a cupcake like this one.

I used cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream. It’s that simple! I made this in my stand mixer because it takes time to create the thickness you want in an icing. But it’s worth the wait.

I also really love putting fruit on top of my cake or cupcakes. And I have really come to love the combination of chocolate and blueberries. I added blueberries to the top of this treat becasue I was also looking for a red, white and blue combination for summer. You can also add strawberries, blackberries or raspberries for something a little different.

Cream Cheese Icing



Yield 24 Cupcakes

This homemade Cream Cheese Icing is the perfect topping to any cake or cupcake and super easy to make.


  • 8 oz. pkg Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 – 1 1/2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream


  1. In a kitchen stand mixer, beat the cream cheese and powdered sugar together
  2. While it’s mixing, add the vanilla 
  3. Slowly add the heavy cream until it starts to thicken up
  4. You will start to see peaks, then you’ll know it’s done
  5. Add it to an icing bag and decorate your cupcakes


Thanks to Your Cup of Cake for the inspiration for this recipe!

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