Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

red velvet cupcake recipe

red velvet cupcake recipe

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Recipe Type: Cakes & Baking

Cuisine: American

Author: Caroline Artiss

Prep time: 45 mins

Cook time: 20 mins

Total time: 1 hour 5 mins

Serves: 12

These wonderful cupcakes are blood red inside so if you are doing a Vampire inspired party they will go down a treat! Fangtastic!!…

Ingredients

  • Cake mixture:
  • 1 ¾ cups / 200g cups plain flour
  • ¾ stick / 75g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup / 200g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ cup / 170ml buttermilk
  • ¾ tsp red wine vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoons baking soda

 

  • Icing / Frosting
  • 200g / 8oz cream cheese,
  • ¾ stick / 75g unsalted butter, softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar / icing sugar

 

  • You will need:
  • A muffin tray 12 holes
  • 12 muffin cases
  • an electric cake beater would be handy / or large bowl and wooden spoon.

Instructions

Preheat oven to Gas 4 / 180 c

Place muffin cases in the muffin tray ready for later

  1. To make the cakes:
  2. Start by beating the butter and sugar together in a large bowl with an electric mixture if you have one, If not just use a wooden spoon
  3. Keep beating until the butter has turned a paler shade and is light and fluffy looking
  4. This will take about 5 minutes
  5. Then add the eggs a little bit a time, making sure all the egg is incorporated before you add the next bit.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together the red food colouring, cocoa powder and vanilla
  7. If it seems too thick just add a little more food colouring or water and mix into a smooth paste
  8. Add it to your batter and beat well
  9. Add the salt to the buttermilk and pour a 1/3 of it into the batter
  10. Sift a 1/3 of the flour into the batter and mix in gently
  11. Keep adding the buttermilk and flour in thirds until it is all mixed in
  12. In a small bowl, stir together the baking soda and vinegar then add straight away to the batter Mix everything until the batter is smooth
  13. Now you can fill up your muffin cases
  14. Pop them in the oven for 18 – 20 minutes or until cooked
  15. To test it they are cooked poke a thin skewer through a cake and if it comes out clean, without any gooey batter on it it’s cooked
  16. Leave them to cool in the tin for about an hour then you can take out and leave on a wire rack to cool

 

  1. To make the frosting:
  2. Beat the butter and cream cheese together, then add the vanilla and beat well
  3. Add the icing sugar a cup at a time and beat until smooth
  4. You can make this icing in advance and keep it in the fridge
  5. This will also help to firm it up
  6. Once the cakes have cooled down completely you can frost them

For the cake in the picture I spread the icing on top then simply put a drop of red food coloring on the icing and swirled and dragged it to make it look like blood dripping. I'd suggest only if you're hosting a Vampire party though!

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