Red Velvet Truffle Stuffed Funfetti Cupcakes

by Erin

Funfetti Cupcakes are even better when stuffed with red velvet truffles!

I know it may seem little late to post a Christmas recipe if anyone would want to make these this holiday season. But these are easier than they appear! In fact, they are the perfect last minute dessert to make if you were invited to another party without advanced notice. Using a store-bought holiday Funfetti cake mix, complete with frosting and sprinkles, the hardest part is putting the truffles in the middle!

Ok ok I have to admit, these were easier for me to tackle than I suppose they will be for you because I have had the truffles made and frozen in my freezer since I made the creme brulee red velvet cupcakes (oh yea these cupcakes were totally pre-meditated). But thankfully cake balls can also be made from a cake mix ;-).

And if I couldn’t have been more prepared for these cupcakes already, I recently won a giveaway from Gina (SP Cookie Queen) which included an adorable Christmas cupcake kit. The liners and toppers you see are from that kit – thanks again Gina!


Makes 18 cupcakes


1-18.9 oz. package Pillsbury Funfetti Holiday cake mix, plus required ingredients on box

18 red velvet cake balls, non-coated and frozen

1-15.6 oz. package Pilsbury Funfetti Creamy Supreme Holiday frosting

Assorted holiday sprinkles


  1. Prepare cake mix as directed on the box. Line cupcake pan with cupcake liners, and fill each 2/3-3/4 of the way with cake mix. Place one red velvet truffle in the center of each cupcake (it will sink in while cooking). Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the cupcakes just start to turn golden. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.
  2. When the cupcakes have cooled, frost as desired and top with sprinkles (I dipped mine straight into the sprinkle for full coverage). Feel free to add more decorations if you have time to kill and then enjoy!

Source: Inspired by my Funfetti Truffle Chocolate Cupcakes


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Gina December 28, 2011 - 12:51 pm

Cake inside of cake, why didn’t I think of that? lol Red velvet too, my favorite. Those liners are so cute, I should have grabbed myself a pack. Next year will be here way too fast. Hope you have a Happy New Year. Will check in with you soon.

Tracey December 27, 2011 - 8:30 pm

I could SO go for one of these right now! Sadly, no cake mix on hand and I’m too lazy to either make them from scratch or go to the store. It’s probably for the best anyway given how many cookies I’ve already eaten today :) Bookmarked for another day!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet December 24, 2011 - 2:38 pm

These are so adorable and creative… plus they sound delicious!

Cassie December 24, 2011 - 10:16 am

Funfetti cake mix is my FAVORITE. These are awesome, Erin!

spiffycookie December 24, 2011 - 10:17 am

It’s my favorite too! Best cake ever.

Joanne December 24, 2011 - 5:54 am

(a) we still have 24 hours. Totally enough time to whip up cupcakes
(b) SO CUTE. And FESTIVE. And stuffed with red velvet ohmigodgood!

Merry Christmas, love!

Zee December 24, 2011 - 12:02 am

wow these are so festive must be delicious
happy Holidays!

Joan December 23, 2011 - 6:20 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this idea!!!! So cute!

Curt December 23, 2011 - 7:51 am

I’ll bet these are absolutely delicious! I love red velvet!


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