Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Red velvet cupcakes!

Hello my lovelies!

Here I am with another baking post. Just a disclaimer before I go through this one, I could not find any red colouring paste (which is what I wanted) so instead I had to use red food colouring. This means that the cupcakes came out a very dark red instead of a bright red. In an ideal world I would have used the food colour paste for a brighter colour. They still tasted yummy though so I am not too fussed!

Cake ingredients
125g of plain flour
1 tbsp of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of baking powder
 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda
50g of unsalted butter
100g of caster sugar
1/2 tbsp of red colouring paste or 10tsp of red food colouring
1 tsp of vanilla extract
90ml of buttermilk

Cream cheese icing ingredients
65g of cream cheese
250g of icing sugar
65g of unsalted butter 

Pre-heat your oven to 170C/gas mark 3

 Step 1: Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.

 Step 2: In a separate bowl cream together the butter and sugar until the mixture is near enough all together.

 Step 3: Add in all of your food colouring/paste to your creamed butter mixture as well as the vanilla extract and stir it all together.

Step 4: Add in the dried ingredients and the egg to your coloured mixture and mix it all together.

Step 5: Add in the buttermilk to your mixture and stir this all in so it makes the mixture a bit more runny.

Step 6: Spoon your mixture into 12 cupcake cases and place in the oven for 18-20 minutes.

Step 7: Test the cupcakes with a toothpick to see if the tip comes out clear. If it does then your cakes are ready. Remove them from the oven.

 Step 8: Remove the cupcakes from the baking tin and leave them on a wire rack to cool. Make sure they are completely cool before you ice them otherwise the icing will melt.

 Step 9: While waiting for the cakes to cool mix all of your icing ingredients together in a bowl. Mix for around 2 minutes or until it has a soft peak.

 Step 10: Put your icing in a piping bag and use a nozzle of your choice. Then start icing your cakes with whatever design takes you fancy!

 And these are the finished product! As I said I am a bit disappointed withe the colour but they were really tasty. I loved the icing too!

If anyone has any requests for cakes they want to see on here then please let me know, I always want to try new things!

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