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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Wed, 13 February 2019

Red Velvet Cupcakes

 

Ingredients:

  • 175g/6oz Odlums Self Raising Flour
  • 125/4oz Shamrock Golden Caster Sugar
  • 150g/5oz Butter or Margarine (room temperature)
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 4 tablespoons Water
  • 2 teaspoons Goodall's Red Food Colouring
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Buttercream Icing:

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 225g/8oz Icing Sugar (sieved)
  • Few drops of Goodall's Vanilla Essence

 

Method:

  • Preheat oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Line a 12 cupcake tin with paper cases.
  • Beat butter/margarine and sugar in a bowl until light in colour.
  • Add the flour, eggs, cocoa powder, water and red colouring. Beat well until mixture resembles a thick batter.
  • Divide the mixture between the cases. Bake for 20 minutes until risen and springs back when gently touched.
  • Cool on a wire tray. When cold, decorate as liked!

 

Buttercream Icing:

  • Make buttercream by beating the butter, icing sugar and vanilla essence together until smooth and creamy.
  • Pipe or swirl icing onto each cupcake.

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