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{5-Ingredient} Red Velvet Cupcakes

These 5-Ingredient Red Velvet Cupcakes are so easy to make, with a 2-ingredient red velvet base and a 3-ingredient cheesecake frosting, what's not to love! Whip them up for your Valentine in no time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 Cupcakes
Calories: 221kcal



  • 1 box Red Velvet Cake Mix
  • 12 oz. 7-Up room temp


  • 2 cups Heavy Cream
  • 1/2 cup Confectioners' Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Jell-O Instant Cheesecake Pudding Mix dry
  • Sprinkles optional



  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners.
  • Whisk together cake mix and room temp 7-Up in a large bowl until fully combined and smooth.
  • Fill cupcake liners about 3/4 full of cupcake batter.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until toothpick comes clean and cupcake tops spring back when touched.
  • Remove from pan and allow to cool completely on a cooling rack.


  • Combine heavy cream, confectioners' sugar, and dry cheesecake pudding mix in a stand mixer and beat in medium-high speed with a whisk attachment until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. You may need to scrape down the sides halfway through.
  • Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes and finish off with sprinkles.



Inspired by Yummy Healthy Easy


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 99mg | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.1mg