Red (or Pink) Velvet Cupcakes


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As usual I had no plans over the weekend *sad face* so I ended up doing a little baking to pass time. I have never tried to make Red Velvet Cupcakes before and as they say there is no better time than the present so I decided to give them a try. Now as you can tell from the title and the picture above my cupcakes did turn out more pink than red .. oops, but hey every mistake is a future lesson so next time I need to add more food coloring to my cake mix.

Ingredients (Makes 12 – muffin sized)

150g unsalted butter

150g caster sugar

150g self-raising flour

3 medium eggs

2.5ml vanilla extract

Red food coloring (enough until mixture is red ..not pink!)

This recipe is my favorite for cupcakes as its incredibly easy as all you need to do is add all the ingredients into the one bowl and whisk it up.

IMG_3308All my ingredients in the bowl (not very appetizing yet)

IMG_3314All whisked up! – Why I thought this was red .. I don’t even know!

IMG_3316Then I evenly distributed the mixture between 12 cake cases ready for the oven. These goes in the oven at Gas mark 4/180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit for 20 mins.

IMG_3319Finally baked goods!

Then after allowing my cakes to cool down I made a lemon cream cheese frosting for on top. The recipe I used made well over the amount I needed so I would suggest to half this.

Frosting Ingredients

125g cream cheese

60g soft butter

150g icing sugar

2 tbsp lemon juice

350g icing sugar

Preparation

1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until combined. Then beat in 150g of icing sugar and the lemon juice.

2.Gradually beat in the remaining icing sugar until icing is of the right consistency. Using piping bag pipe on to cakes.

IMG_3332The end result!

 

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