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Bloody Red-Eyed Velvet Cupcakes #HalloweenTreatsWeek

“This post and recipe were created for #HalloweenTreatsWeek!
I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.”

Happy Halloween! It's October which means it's time for Spooky Season and this year's #HalloweenTreatsWeek event! #HalloweenTreatsWeek is hosted by Angie from Big Bear's Wife & its a creepy and haunting week-long event is filled with some amazingly wicked Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.

“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”

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For the 2nd annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 41 fantastically talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 160 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year's #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can't wait for you to see them all! Follow the hashtag #HalloweenTreatsWeek on social media and look at the bottom of each post to see all of the Halloween recipes that we're sharing!

For day two of #HalloweenTreatsWeek, I made red velvet cupcakes using a cake mix and lots of add-ins to make them taste fantastic. Then I make a yummy buttercream using Chocoley's White Chocolate in the frosting. I know cream cheese frosting is more traditional, but this buttercream will take your breath away (said with an evil laugh🤣) I also used Adam's Extract's red food coloring (that is one good red!) and Wilton's adorable bloody eyeballs! For the additional sugar, I used Dixie Crystals.

A tip, I started my red velvet cupcakes with a vanilla cake mix. Oh yes, I did!  Read on to see what else makes this a delicious red velvet cupcake!

Yield: 24

Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

These cupcakes are perfect for Halloween, Christmas, Valentine's Day and the 4th of July!
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 30 Mtotal time: 50 M


  • 1 box yellow cake mix plus 6 Tablespoons  flour
  • 1/2 c granulated sugar
  • 5 T unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 c vegetable oil
  • 3  eggs
  • 2 t vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 3 T Adam's Extractred food coloring
White Chocolate Frosting


How to cook Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes with Peppermint Frosting

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Place liners in cupcake tins.
  3. In the bowl of your mixer, place the cake mix plus flour, sugar, sifted cocoa. 
  4. Whisk to blend these ingredients together. 
  5. Then add all the remaining ingredients. 
  6. Begin mixing on low speed, increasing to medium speed for 1 minute. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl. 
  7. Beat at medium speed for 1 more minute (longer if using a hand mixer.
  8. Scoop into cupcake liners and bake for 15-20 minutes.The cake is done when a toothpick comes out clean or with a just a few crumbs attached. Let cool for 10 minutes then remove cupcakes.
  1. In a large bowl beat the butter at medium speed until creamy. 
  2. Beat in the melted white chocolate. 
  3. Add the confectioners' sugar and vanilla and beat at low speed, scraping the sides and bottom of the bowl, until light and fluffy
  4. Add 1/4 t Adam's Extract Peppermint Extract


Ten minutes of the cooking time is the cooling off period.
Created using The Recipes Generator

Plus, don't forget that we have 6 (six) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
Scroll down to take a look!

Prize #1

Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away a "Dinner and Dessert Set" - ONE 6-Quart Cook & Carry Programmable Slow Cooker, a Pyrex mixing bowl set plus some fun Dixie Crystals items like a Dixie Crystal Apron and Cookbook!

Prize #2

Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack - including 4oz Adams Best, 1.5 oz Peppermint, 1.5oz Almond, 1 bottle vanilla cinnamon sugar, 1 bottle pumpkin pie spice

Prize #3

Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Texturra 7-Piece Bakeware Set

Prize #4

Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away a large baking box of goodies! Sweets and Treats will send one lucky winner a large assortment of sprinkles and lines and other samples of their products!

Prize #5

Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a set of Holiday Treat Decorations (1 Gummy Assortment, 1 Marshmallow Snowman, 1 Toy Solider and 1 Gingerbread Men)

Prize #6

Prize # 6- Litehouseis giving away the following: 1 Litehouse® Honeycrisp Apple Cider, 1 Litehouse® Old Fashioned Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Pumpkin Spice Caramel, 1 Litehouse® Butterscotch Caramel & 1 Litehouse® Chocolate Dip, Snack Packs

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Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 7th - October 13th at 11:59PM EST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 6 (six) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 6 (six) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.

Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam's Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop, Treat Street USA and Litehouse! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.

Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!

Would you like to comment?

  1. Such a spooky cupcake! Love this idea

  2. I love those eyeballs! They're perfect for these cupcakes!

  3. I love these bloody eyes! The decorations and frosting is perfect!

  4. These are perfect Halloween cupcakes - the bloodshot eyes are so spooky and fun!

  5. Those eyes and the gel are just too creepy on these cupcakes!


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