Sweet and Tangy Cream Cheese Green Velvet Cupcakes

A classic red velvet recipe gone wild! This twist on the traditional fluffly, moist, and flavorful cake takes your edible baking to a new high. Get a double whammy by making your own cannabutter cream cheese frosting to pair with the cupcakes. With easy to follow directions, this "green velvet" cupcake and cream cheese frosting recipe will be a great addition to your edible baking repertoire.

  • Total time 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield 12 cupcakes



  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp fine salt
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 12 Tbsp cannabutter, melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Green food coloring


Things You'll Need

• Electric mixer

• 2 medium mixing bowls

• 12-cup muffin tin

• Whisk

• Fork

• 1 cup

• 2/3 cup

• 1/2 cup

• 1/2 tsp

• 1/4 tsp

• Cupcake liners

• Cooling rack

• Butter knife (optional)

• Piping bags (optional)


  • Note: Before starting this recipe, convert the number of tablespoons of butter needed into grams (multiply by 14). If you fall short on cannabutter, suppliment with regular unsalted butter.

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    Step one

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and position a rack in the middle of the oven. Line one 12 cup standard muffin tin with cupcake liners.

    Step two

    Whisk the 1 1/2 cups of flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt together in a medium bowl.

    Step three

    In another medium bowl, beat the 2 eggs and 2/3 cup sugar with an electric mixer until light and foamy, about 2 minutes. While beating, gradually pour in the 12 Tbsp melted cannabutter and then the 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

    Step four

    While mixing slowly, add half of the flour mixture. Then add 1/2 cup milk, followed by the remaining flour mixture. Once mixed, add in a couple of drops of green food coloring. Fill each liner 3/4 of the way full.

    Step five

    Bake until a fork inserted into the center of the cupcakes comes out clean, rotating the tin about halfway through baking time, 18 to 20 minutes (while the cupcakes bake, proceed to frosting recipe step one). Cool the cupcakes in the tin on a rack for 10 minutes, then remove from the tin and cool on the rack completely.


    Step one

    While the cupcakes bake, mix 3 cups of powdered sugar and 5 Tbsp cannabutter in a medium bowl. Stir in 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract and 1 Tbsp of the milk.

    Step two

    With a whisk or electric mixer, gradually beat in the remaining milk (1 Tbsp) to make frosting smooth and spreadable. If frosting is too thick, beat in more milk (a few drops at a time). If frosting becomes too thin, beat in a small amount of powdered sugar.

    Step three

    Using a butter knife or piping bags, decorate cupcakes with frosting.

    Final step


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