Red Velvet Cupcakes

    Total cooking time: Prep 20. Total 20 minutes.

Servings: 8

You will need:
  • 250g Plain flour
  • 2 tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 1tsp Baking powder
  • 100g Softened butter
  • 150g Caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp Red food colouring
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150ml Milk
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice (frosting)
  • 100g Softened butter (frosting)
  • 100g Cream cheese (frosting)
  • 250g Icing sugar (frosting)
  • 20g Raspberry Peelers®
  1. Preheat the oven to 180◦C (adjust as necessary for fan assisted ovens) or gas mark 4.
  2. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix together in a bowl.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the softened butter and sugar and add the red food colouring.
  4. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients and add the eggs and milk.
  5. Slowly pour the liquid ingredients into the egg and flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Pour the mixture into cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 20 minutes until the cakes are soft and springy to touch.
  7. Once removed from the oven, place on a wire rack to cool.
  8. While the cupcakes are cooling, make the frosting.
  9. Beat together in a bowl the butter, cream cheese and lemon juice and slowly add the icing sugar. Mix for 2 minutes or until all the ingredients are fully combined and the frosting is smooth in texture.
  10. Once the cupcakes are cooled, decorate the cupcakes with the frosting and decorate with Raspberry Peelers.
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