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For the cupcakes:
- 185g self raising flour
- 15g cocoa powder
- 200g butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 2-4 tsp red food colour
- 175g softened unsalted butter
- 125g full fat cream cheese
- 175g sieved sugar
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
- Red food colour
How to make Red Velvet Cupcakes
Cream the butter and the sugar together until light and fluffy.
Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and add to the butter and sugar in 5-6 stages.
Sieve in the flour and cocoa adding the food colouring.
Divide the mixture between 12 muffin tins and bake for 15 minutes at 200°C.
Note: the final result of the cupcakes will depend greatly on the quality of the food colouring. Buy the best quality food colouring you can get (preferablly a gel colour).
Cream the butter in a stand mixer or hand mixer and beat until soft.
Add the cream cheese in 2 or three stages followed by thesugar again in 2 or 3 stages.
Add the lemon juice and beat for a few minutes.
Leave to stand in a cool place for at least an hour.
Take half of theand add 1/2 tsp red food colour.
In abag fitted with a star tube, place the red down one side of the bag and half the remaining down the other half of the bag. swirls on each cupcake.