Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes
Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes with a luscious cream cheese frosting!  Not only are they delicious they are very quick and easy to make.

Makes 11
Prep time:   15 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

100g/3 ½ oz self raising flour
15g/ ½ oz cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
115g/ 4 oz butter, softened
115g/ 4 oz caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp red food colouring

For the frosting
200ml/ 7 fl oz double cream
200g/ 7 oz cream cheese
6 tbsp icing sugar
1 cupcake, crumbled to decorate


1.  Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas mark 4.  Line a bun tray with 12 cupcake cases.

2.  Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder into a large mixing bowl.  Add the butter, caster sugar, eggs and food colouring.  Combine thoroughly with a wooden spoon, electric hand whisk or mixer.  Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes or until well risen and the centres spring back when lightly pressed.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

3.  For the frosting, place the double cream, cream cheese and icing sugar into a large bowl and whisk until softly peaking.  Swirl on the cupcakes and decorate with a sprinkling of cake crumbs.  Enjoy!

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