Red Velvet Apple Frosted Cupcakes
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Add a fun and festive touch to your Fall with this easy Red Velvet Apple Frosted Cupcakes Recipe!
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 24
  • 1 Red Velvet Cake Mix + oil and eggs
  • 24 Red Cupcake Liners {I found these at Michael’s}
  • 12 Green Licorice Sticks
  • 4 tablespoons Red Sprinkles
  • 16 ounces White Frosting
  • 1 Red Food Coloring… or even better yet is: Red Cupcake Icing!
  1. Bake cupcakes per instructions on cake mix box. Wow ~ look at that color!
  2. While your cupcakes are baking, trim your licorice pieces down to small pieces ~ I angled the end, like this… {go ahead and pop a piece of licorice into your mouth too ~ you know you want to!}
  3. Frost the cupcakes, then using a knife, poke a flat slit partway down in the center…
  4. Add your sprinkles, then insert the licorice piece like this…
This icing is my new friend! It takes a lot of food coloring to make red, so I vote for this already-red icing!
Recipe by The Frugal Girls at