Thursday, December 12, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate + White Chocolate Chips (and an Egglands Best Giveaway)

In yesterdays post,I mentioned that my Little Man turned 8.  Over the weekend we had a few of his friends over to celebrate and I made the kids a cookie cake.  Since yesterday was his actual birthday, I really wanted to make him something special for last night.  And since I had this post to do for Egglands Best, I figured what better time to hit the Food and Crafts test kitchen and remake a family favorite. 

My Aunt Zelda's Chocolate Cake is the go to cake recipe in our family, passed down from generation to generation (and amazingly - is super simple to make.)  I decided to take this recipe and use it as my inspiration for my Little Mans birthday treat.

Before we get to the recipe, how about a little information about Eggland's Best eggs:

Compared to ordinary Eggs:

Eggland’s Best eggs are higher in vitamins  &  nutrients, and lower in saturated fat.

These eggs also contain:
10 times more Vitamin E
4 times more Vitamin D
More than double the Omega-3
25% less saturated fat
3 times more Vitamin B12
38% more lutein

Eggland’s Best eggs also have 175mg of  cholesterol,  are  gluten-free, and have zero trans  fats. By using  high-quality  ingredients, like  Eggland’s Best eggs,  you and your guests  are  getting better taste, less  saturated fat, and more  vitamins. Indulge in some  delicious desserts this  holiday  season, and use a more  nutritious egg with  Eggland’s  Best.

So now let's discuss how My Aunt Zelda's Chocolate, Chocolate Chip Bundt cake turned into Little Man's Red Velvet and White Chocolate + White Chocolate Chip Cupcakes.

First, I knew I wanted to make him cupcakes instead of a big fancy cake - they're just more fun for kids - right?

Next up, Why Red Velvet instead of chocolate?  Red is his favorite color so I thought he would get excited about these (and he did.)

Then I got rid of the semi-sweet chips and decided white chocolate chips would go great with the red velvet.

And did I mention there is also white chocolate pudding in here - oh yeah!!

The end result was a sweet, moist and delicious cupcake.  Next time (and there will most certainly be a next time) I am definitely whipping up some Cream Cheese Frosting for these guys, not that they needed it. For now, they were topped with dusting of powdered sugar - maybe more than a dusting - OK fine maybe I just let it snow all over these red velvet beauties.

Here's the recipe ....enjoy!!

a Mostly Food and Crafts original recipe 
1 box of Red Velvet cake mix
1 box of White Chocolate Instant Pudding mix (4 oz)
2 Eggland's Best Eggs
1 + 3/4 cups of milk
1 bag of White Chocolate Chips

optional: Powdered Sugar

Preheat your oven to 350 and grease, spray or line your muffin tins. Mix together the cake mix, pudding, eggs, and milk until well blended.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
Fill the muffin tin with the batter and cook for 20 minutes.
Allow to cool on a baking rack and dust with powder sugar if you wish.

You can learn more about Eggland's Best on their Website,  Facebook page, Twitter or check out their Pinterest board.

How about that giveaway?
Here is what is up for grabs:
EB Dessert Recipe  Exchange Kit:

A coupon for a free carton of Eggland’s Best eggs
EB branded apron, whisk, spatula, ceramic bowl, bowl scraper, tote bag and  a  plush  egg (U.S. residents  only).

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The Eggland’s Best coupon, information,  and  two gift packs have been provided  by Eggland’s  Best. 


  1. I'd probably make cookies or a cake!

  2. id make the same red velvet cupcakes you made! those look delish!

  3. I'd make my Christmas favorite- festive green Pistachio Cake!

  4. The first thing I would make is christmas cookies!!

  5. I would love to make some cranberry orange bread loaves

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  6. I would probably *have* to make some cookies. Mmmm.... cookies...

  7. Chocolate chunk cookies here! Ddebra33 at gmail dot com

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  9. Sweet Potato & Turkey Frittata looks good. I pinned it so we can make it! I think it will be dinner one day this week or next.

  10. Hello!

    We've featured your delicious cupcakes on Simply BeBetsy Friday Features #2 - if you want to link back to the post - we would totally love it! See you again soon and thanks for joining us on Simply BeBetsy - we think it is so much fun.

    The best to you,
    Sharon and Denise ♥

  11. Hi Danielle, These cupcakes are perfect for any holiday, or just "any" day of the week. Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Sweet Treat Party. I've pinned this and will share it on my FB page tomorrow.


  12. G'day! Your cupcakes look terrific! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Viewed as part of the Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Day Party!
    Cheers! Joanne

  13. These look yummy. I love the addition of the white chocolate chips. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

  14. This sounds so good.. Thanks for linking up to our Foodie Friends Friday Valentine's Party and I hope you will join us at our Snack Food party this week.


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