Red Velvet Cupcakes

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Ingredients

  • 2 oz (60g) softened salted butter
  • 5¼ oz (150g) caster sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ oz (20g) cocoa powder
  • 1.1 fl oz (30 ml) red food colouring
  • ½ fl oz (15 ml) vanilla extract
  • 4.6 fl oz (130 ml) buttermilk
  • 5¼ oz (150g) plain flour
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1½ tsp white wine vinegar
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  • 10½ oz (300g) Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing sugar
  • 1¾ oz (50g) salted butter
  • 4½ oz (125g) cream cheese

Use metric measurements

Method

How to make Red Velvet Cupcakes

1. Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, then add the beaten egg. Mix the cocoa powder, colouring and vanilla together to form a paste then add to the creamed mixture.

2. Sift the flour and add 1 tbsp at a time along with the buttermilk. Technique: Blend Mixing two or more ingredients with another so that they combine together as one mixture. You can also use the main blade of a food processor to blend. I know this Teach me, please Blend on high for 30 seconds to get nice and light and fluffy, then switch off the machine and add the soda and vinegar so they start to fizz. Mix again and then spoon into deep cupcake cases (3.8cm height) and bake at 170 °C for 20 minutes until they bounce back to the touch.

3. Cool on a wire rack and in the meantime make the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing by mixing all the ingredients together for several minutes until light and fluffy.

4. Add more milk or Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing sugar to change the consistency. You should aim for something that holds its shape without being too stiff. Technique: Piping Adding icing to a cake or cupcake using a piping bag for more precise decorations and designs. I know this Teach me, please Pipe the Technique: Icing Adding a mixture of icing sugar and water, butter or cream to a cake or cupcake for a decorative finish. I know this Teach me, please icing on top of the cakes using a reusable Technique: Piping Adding icing to a cake or cupcake using a piping bag for more precise decorations and designs. I know this Teach me, please piping bag and large star nozzle and decorate as required.