Yesterday was my Birthday. Yes, I am a 30-something year old mother of 2 and wife to 1. (no sister wives here! haha!) I don’t know about you, but there are days that this shocks me. I find it really hard to believe that I am 33 years old. Some days I feel like I haven’t been around that long and other days…longer.

It was a good Birthday. I did a little shopping, got my brows waxed, my free Starbucks Birthday drink & had dinner with my kids & sister while my husband worked.

I decided instead of making a cake or buying one, I was going to try this recipe out of my new Spread a Little Joy cookbook from Philadelphia Cream Cheese that i got for FREE when I bought 4 Cream Cheese products at the grocery store.

Man, oh MAN – they were GOOD! I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. It’s still good enough to share with you!


1pkg.(2-layer size) red velvetcake mix

1pkg.(3.9 oz.)JELL-O Chocolate Instant Pudding

1pkg.(8 oz.)PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened

1/2cup butter or margarine, softened

1pkg.(16 oz.)powdered sugar (about 4 cups)

1cup thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


Prepare cake batter and bake as directed on package for 24 cupcakes, blending dry pudding mix into batter before spooning into prepared muffin cups.


Beat cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually beat in sugar. Whisk in COOL WHIP. Spoon 1-1/2 cups into small freezer-weight resealable plastic bag; seal bag. Cut small corner off bottom of bag.

Frost cupcakes with frosting. Keep refrigerated.


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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.


  1. Those look amazing! I love cream cheese frosting; nothing else compares!

  2. Kellie Conklin says:

    Glad you had a good birthday! These cupcakes look divine and so easy! I love red velvet cupcakes and trying new recipes out, can’t wait to try this one!

  3. Wow, those look good…and pretty easy, too! I had red velvet with cream cheese frosting for dessert the other night at PF Chang’s and it wasn’t great, but it kind of got me psyched to find a good version of it. Is it easy to find red velvet cake mix? I don’t recall seeing it in the store, but then I wasn’t looking. 😛

  4. Kristen Hackney-Redman says:

    Ohhhh man, these look so good. I need to bookmark this recipe. Happy birthday, and thanks for the reminder that I need to get my brows waxed. My stylist is on maternity leave and my eyebrows have gotten out of hand!

  5. Tricia @Nightowlmama says:

    Happy Birthday…Those looks so yummy mail one to me.. ;P

  6. Those cupcakes were AWESOME!! Thanks for making them for me on your birthday LOL. Love ya!

  7. Happy belated birthday! Those cupcakes look delish!

  8. judith gannon says:

    Happy Birthday Kasey,

    I can hardly believe you’re 33, Sarah is 34! Where has the time gone? I am so proud of you and your babies are beautiful. Everytime I see your little boys picture with that big smile, I have to laugh. I have a few things that your Mom painted. One is a santa on a piece of roofing from a relative that lived on 3rd ave. and another of a flower she painted for my birthday one year. Robin and Nicholas (20) were home for a few weeks in October, really enjoyed having them. Joey (22) is in school in Wilmington N.C. Gratt is great, still has a garden, and I can the goodies. Nan is still with us, she is 85. I saw Marsha Worsham the other day. Mandy got married and Missy has a baby now.
    If you send me your address I will send you these paintings your Mom did all those years ago. Just have to say that your are a beautiful Mom and sounds like you are doing great. Give the kids a big hug.

    Happy Thanksgiving,

    Judy Gannon
    ps I was 33 when Sarah was born!

  9. Crystal @ Simply Being Mommy says:

    Ooooh, those look yummy!

  10. Summer Black says:

    Yummy!! Thank you Kasey!

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