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Simple and Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes with Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting

Everyone's favorite cupcake made so simply with a cake mix. Add a few ingredients and you have the most delicious, moist red velvet cupcake with the fluffiest marshmallow frosting. Enjoy!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cake mix, cupcakes, red velvet
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 148 kcal
Author Pam Beth


  • 1 box white cake mix
  • 10 ounces black cherry soda or cherry seltzer diet works too
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp red food coloring
  • 1 tsp red food coloring

Fluffy Marshmallow Frosting

  • 4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff, spray measuring cup for easy removal
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • red sparkling sprinkles for topping


  1. 1.Prepare the frosting, mix all ingredients except the sprinkles with an electric mixer until smooth. Place covered in fridge for at least 2 hours. before starting the batter.

    2.Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Have foil liners ready in cupcake pan. Mist cooking spray into the cups. Set aside.

    3.Mix ingredients in the order that is listed. Mix with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula until all ingredients are combined. With an electric mixer, beat about 1 – 2 minutes until light and fluffy.

    4.Pour into cupcake pan 3/4 full.

    5.Bake about 14-16 minutes until wooden toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely.

    6.Once the cupcakes are cool, frost with a thin layer and top with sprinkles.