Red Velvet Cupcakes
Some the easiest, best tasting cupcakes you'll ever have the pleasure to bake (and eat!)
- 250g plain flour
- 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- ½ teaspoon bicarb
- 100g soft unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 1 big tablespoon red food colouring
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 175 ml buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
- 1 cup milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Average budget
Preheat the oven to 170°C and grease 2 muffin tins, with paper cupcake holders, if desired.
Combine together cocoa, flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb.
In another bowl, mix the butter and sugar, food colouring and vanilla.
Add 1 spoonful of the dried ingredients, then 1 egg, then repeat this process until all the ingredients are added.
Add the buttermilk and the lemon juice and pour into cupcake cupcakes and pop into the oven for 20 mins.
Leave them to cool on a wire rack and prepare the icing.
Buttermilk: Combine the milk and lemon juice.
Let it stand for no longer than 10 minutes.
Now it's ready to dollop onto the cooled cupcakes.