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Red velvet cupcakes

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 20 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

20

Serves 20

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Ingredients

  • 120g butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 11/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 250g self raising flour
  • 5 Tablespoons best quality cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180c/ gas mark 4/ fan assisted 160c. Grease two 12 cup muffin tins or line with 20 paper cases.

  2. In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer/ whisk until light and fluffy. Mix in the eggs, buttermilk, red food colouring and vanilla. Stir in bicarbonate of soda and vinegar.combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the mixture just until blended. Spoon the mixture into the prepared cake cases, dividing evenly.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Ice the cupcakes with whatever icing you please and enjoy.

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