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Red velvet cupcakes

All time classic, red velvet cupcakes – always a win.  To get this bright red colour, you need a professional food colouring, strong enough to cover the cocoa. For extra moist cakes, beat the sugar and butter very very well.

Red velvet cupcakes

 

Ingredients

for the cakes

  • 250gr. self-rising flour
  • 125gr. butter, room temp.
  • 120ml. milk
  • 200gr. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1.5tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1tsp red food colouring paste

 

for the frosting

  • 100gr. butter
  • 200gr. cream cheese
  • 300gr. icing sugar
  • ¾tsp vanilla extract or 1/3 vanilla pod

Directions

the cakes

  1. Preheat the oven, air 170 Â°C.
  2. In a large bowl mix the butter and sugar.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time.
  4. Add the milk, cocoa, vanilla and the food colouring.
  5. Add the flour gradually.
  6. Fill the baking cups 2/3 full and bake for 18–20 minutes. Check by inserting a toothpick in the center of a cupcake. If it comes out clean, your cupcakes are ready.
  7. Wait til they cool down before decorating with the frosting.

the frosting

  1. Mix the butter and cream cheese in a large bowl
  2. Add the vanilla (extract or seeds).
  3. Add the icing sugar gradually.

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes


Published in Recipes Sweet Tooth

8 Comments

  1. I already used ‘Wow’ two times in your previous post’s comment. I have to use it again, WOW!!! You truly do present a wonderful post, and delightful recipes. These red velvet cupcakes are master pieces!

  2. Amy Amy

    I’m sorry I’m using WOW too! 😉 WOOOW!! You made the most beautiful red velvet cupcakes!!

  3. beautiful cupcakes! I love the photo of them baking the oven.

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