Bloody Red Velvet Cupcakes

Halloween is near, so the need for spooky treats has hit my family hard!

We are looking for an opportunity to mix up a bunch of ghoulish goodness to share with friends! If you too want to share something dramatically delicious this Halloween season, you are going to love this recipe for Bloody Cupcakes!

While the name might sound gruesome. You can dig in with a smile knowing they are actually a devilishly fun take on the always popular Red Velvet recipe!


Cupcake Recipe:

  • 2½ cups flour
  • 1 tbsp. cocoa powder
  • 1½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened, plus 4 tbsp.
  • ¼ cup softened shortening
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 TBSP Red Velvet extract
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tbsp. Red gel food color


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Directions for Cupcakes:


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line cupcake tins with paper liners.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt altogether.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients with a wire whisk for 3 minutes
  5. In a separate bowl using an electric mixer, beat the butter, shortening, and sugar until it is light and creamy.
  6. Add the egg, vanilla, red velvet extract,  and red gel food coloring.
  7. Mix well.
  8. Add flour mix and milk, 1/2 portion of each at a time, mix until completely combined.
  9. Spoon the batter into the lined cupcake tins until 2/3’s filled.
  10. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  11. Cool for 10 minutes
  12. Remove from cupcake tins to a wire rack until totally cooled.


Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients:


  • 1 C. unsalted butter softened
  • 1 C. cream cheese softened
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 C. powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp. heavy whipping cream


Frosting Directions:


  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese until creamy.
  2. Mix on low.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar until blended.
  4. Add vanilla and heavy whipping cream and beat until thoroughly combined.
  5. Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large frosting tip.
  6. Frost the cupcakes and place the icing transfer into the center of the cupcake


Blood Icing Ingredients:


  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 3/4 C powder sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 rubber bbq brush
  • red gel food coloring
  • 1 package of Wilton edible knife icing transfers


Blood Icing Directions


  1. In a standing mixer, combine the egg white, cream of tartar, vanilla and powder sugar.
  2. Mix until white in color and stiff peaks about 7 minutes
  3. Mix in red food coloring
  4. Add a few more drops of red to get a deep shade of red, about 5 drops.
  5. If the icing is thick add in 1 tsp of water
  6. Place the cupcakes into an area where you won’t mind getting ‘blood’ on items
  7. Dip the bbq brush into the blood and shake the brush towards the cupcakes to give them the blood effect.
  8. Let dry for 10 minutes before enjoying.



If you have any spook-tastic recipes for Halloween, I would love to hear about them in a comment!

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Easy S’mores Cupcakes

s'mores cupcakes


Smores are the flavor of summer and fall in my family!

Around a campfire, or made in a microwave, we can’t seem to get enough of them!

I’ve created a really easy and delicious recipe that takes the pleasure of a Smore and brings it to the fun of a cupcake to create a dessert that I know your family will love!

This recipe is perfect for sharing with friends and family.

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So here’s a photo of what you’ll need. Gather up your ingredients and let’s get started.


smores cupcake ingredients




1 1/2 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs (about 12 full sheets)
4 tbsp melted Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1 box Chocolate Cake mix + box ingredients
1 1/2 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 cup Powdered Sugar
7 oz Marshmallow Creme
1/2 tsp Vanilla


smores cupcakes



  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.
  3. Pulse graham crackers in food processor to make crumbs.
  4. Add melted butter and sugar and pulse to combine.
  5. Equally, divide crumb mixture in bottom of each liner and gently press in place.
  6. Bake 7-10 minutes.
  7. Allow cooling.
  8. Prepare cake batter according to box directions.
  9. Fill each liner about 2/3 full and bake 15-20 minutes until the toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  10. Allow cupcakes to cool.
  11. Cream butter and vanilla with a mixer until fluffy.
  12. Gradually add in powdered sugar until incorporated.
  13. Fold in marshmallow creme.
  14. Transfer to the piping bag with a round tip.
  15. Frost each cupcake.
  16. Garnish with graham cracker crumbs, graham crackers, chocolate or marshmallows.
  17. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


smores cupcakes

One of the things I love about this s’mores Cupcakes recipe is that you get all the flavor without the mess!

These are perfect for dessert, a snack or sharing at a picnic.

If you have a favorite way to enjoy the flavor of smores in a non-traditional form I want to hear about your recipe!

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Last Bite of Summer with Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Mayfield Creamery. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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As the final days of summer wind down, my family is trying to savor every last scoop of summer fun. Weekend adventures, family time outdoors and preparations for a new season have kept us busy. Realizing that soon we will be in the midst of back to school, football season and cooler evenings have made me crave the flavors of summer. I can’t help but gobble up tomatoes fresh from the vine, the sun, tea and of course, ice cream!

My family seems to be grateful for my summer flavor cravings because they are getting to try some amazing flavors from Mayfield Ice Cream. Maybe it is silly, but sometimes when I dig into a dish of a classic like Vanilla, it is like I can taste the summers of my youth.
Bowl of Vanilla Ice Cream from Mayfield Creamery
I love passing that experience on to my family. There is nothing quite like Mayfield Ice Cream. They use top quality ingredients including those with no artificial growth hormones. This makes a big difference in quality and creates a flavor exactly like I remember as a child.
Mayfield Creamery Ice Cream
Luckily for my family, I do not feel that ice cream is a summer only thing! As the season’s change and the days grow colder, I will dish up a classic flavor like vanilla or chocolate, or maybe something fruity and fantastic like Banana Pudding Ice Cream from the Mayfield line, and I will savor the flavors and the memories of summer, long after the season is gone. Visit Mayfield’s website to view all their delicious flavors and to find a store near you. In South Carolina, Mayfield is available at Bi-Lo, Food Lion, and Publix.

If you are a year round ice cream fan like I am I would love to hear your favorite seasonal flavor for fall!

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom did receive compensation for this posting. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.

Red, White & Blue Oreo Cookies

red white and blue oreo cookies

Summer is the perfect time to whip up some patriotic food! This Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Oreo Cookie recipe might be at the top of your list of things to make for your next gathering or party! The recipe comes together easily, to give you more time to savor summer instead of working in the kitchen to create a one of a kind recipe that is sweet, fun to eat and even more fun to share!

If you are looking for more patriotic ideas, then be sure to read my list of 20+ patriotic dessert recipes!


Red, White & Blue Oreo Cookies
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  • 1 bag of white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 package of double stuffed oreos
  • 1 container of patriotic sprinkles
  • 1 tub of blue cookie icing
  • 1 tub of red cookie icing
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • parchment paper fitted to the cookie sheet
  • Double boiler


Fill the bottom of the double boiler half way with water.

Place it on the stove at medium to high heat and wait for it to boil.

Place the second pot on top of the bottom pot.

Pour in the bag of the white chocolate into the top pot.

Using a rubber spatula, mix until the chocolate is melted.

Dip a Oreo into the chocolate.

Using a fork, coat the oreo in the chocolate until fully coated and use the fork to lift the oreo out of the chocolate.

Lightly tap the edge of the pot so that the extra chocolate can drip off.

Place oreo on to the cookie sheet.

Repeat steps with the remaining oreo's until all of the chocolate is used.

Let the oreos set for 10 minutes before decorating.

Take the blue icing and drizzle over the oreos.

Take the red icing and drizzle over the oreos.

Sprinkle a tiny amount of the patriotic sprinkles on to the oreos.

Let sit for another 10-15 minutes before enjoying!

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Flip Flop Cookies

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies

Summer is here and that means it is time to wear flip flops and attend summer parties! With the 4th of July on the horizon, I have the perfect recipe to share with you. It captures the fun of patriotic food with something sweet! These Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies are going to steal the show at your next gathering and make everyone smile at the sight of them! These are cute and not at all complicated to make! I have a feeling you will want to make these all summer long, in honor of your sweet tooth and favorite pair of flip flops!



1900 cal


12 g


326 g


106 g
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2 1/2 dozen

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Flip Flop Cookies

Gather around with family and friends to celebrate the 4th of July with these Patriotic Flip Flop Shaped Cookies. Everyone will be raving about how tasty and cute they are.

4 hr, 30 Prep Time

8 minCook Time

4 hr, 38 Total Time

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    For the Cookies
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the Icing
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 piping bag with a number 2 tip
  • 2 bowl to thin the icing
  • 2 squeeze bottles
  • Patriotic Star sprinkles (separate the white stars)
  • 1 Super Red Icing
  • 1 Sky Blue Icing


For the Cookies

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.

Add egg and continue to mix.

Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

Sprinkle flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (If needed)

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet.

Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

For the Icing

Combine all ingredients, except the colors, into a stand up mixing bowl

If the icing looks a little soupy add in 1/2 C powder sugar

mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes

Split the icing into three bowls

Add a few drops of Super Red food dye into 1 bowl

If you dont like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops

Add a few drops of sky blue into the second bowl

Leave the 3rd bowl white.

Scoop some of the icing into the three piping bags

Using the remaining icing in the red and white bowls, add 2 TBSP water into the bowls to thin out the icing.

Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottles.

Decorating the Cookies

Divide the flip flop cookies in half.

Using the first half cookies, outline them using the white icing.

Take the red icing and pipe in lines to make red strips.

Fill in the red icing lines with the thinner red icing.

Let sit for 30 minutes before adding the white.

While those cookies are drying, take the other blank cookies and pipe red lines around the edges.

Fill in the cookie with the red thinner icing.

Using the white icing, add polka dots to the cookie while the red icing is wet.

Let sit for two hours.

Take the thinner white icing and fill in the blanks on the stripped flip flops.

Let those rest for two hours.

Once the cookies are dry, using the blue icing in the piping bag, pipe on a line and then place a white star sprinkle in the middle on the top.

Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying!

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Easy to Make Uncle Sam’s Cupcakes

Uncle Sam's Cupcakes

There is nothing quite like a cupcake to enjoy after dinner. These Uncle Sam Cupcakes are easy to make and only require a few ingredients. You can use cherry pie filling, blueberry or strawberry inside these delicious cupcakes. Enjoy these cupcakes for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or anytime.


Uncle Sam’s Cupcakes

Enjoy these Uncle Sam's easy to make cupcakes to celebrate the holiday.

10 minPrep Time

16 minCook Time

26 minTotal Time

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  • Uncle Sam Cupcake Kit
  • White Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cupcake Icing
  • Cherry Pie Filling


After gathering all of your ingredients, you will first make the cake mix according to box directions.

Fill your cupcake wrappers a little over halfway full. Bake your cupcakes according to box directions.

Once your cupcakes are cool, use a coring tool (or use a knife if you don’t have one) to take the center out of your cupcakes.

Fill the center of your cupcakes with cherry pie filling. (blueberry would be awesome too!)

Pipe icing onto your cupcake.

Add the eyeballs and paper hat included in the Uncle Sam cupcake kit. Enjoy!


Uncle Sam Cupcake Kit can be found at Walmart online or in stores or Party City.

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