This is the Duncan Hines recipe I made , I just changed a few things. They are really good made the way the recipe calls for. I love coconut but think they would be better without the coconut and I always like homemade frosting better.
1 pkg Duncan Hines® Moist Deluxe® Red Velvet Cake Mix
1 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, softened
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
2/ 8oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
1 tea vanilla
4 cups powder sugar
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease muffin pans or line with paper baking cups.
Prepare batter according to package directions
Spoon batter into lined muffin cups. In small bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar and egg; mix until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips and coconut.
Spoon about 1 tablespoon cream cheese mixture onto batter of each cupcake.Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool cupcakes following package directions. Spread cupcakes with frosting.
Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth, add vanilla and slowly add powder sugar (I don't alway add four cups, taste and add what you think is good) whip until light and fluffy