Red velvet cupcakes
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Red velvet cupcakes

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Serves 1 - 12 Cakes

Cute, little red, irrestible velvetyness

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  • 100g butter
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp red food colouring
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 175g butter
  • 275g icing sugar


    1. Preheat the oven to gas mark 4/170C.
    2. Beat the butter sugar together until creamy.
    3. Add in the eggs, red food colouring, and cocoa powder.
    4. Fold in the flour.
    5. Bake for 15-25 minutes.
    6. After cooling, mix the butter and icing sugar and smooth over cupcakes using either a spoon, or palette knife.
    7. Enjoy!

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17th Mar, 2019
Tried this recipe. Red colour didn't come through. I added the tsp of food colouring and tsp of cocoa and obviously all other ingredients following the method. The cupcakes came out looking a light grey/brown. I make cakes, cupcakes frequently so am used to baking. Unfortunately this recipe does not work properly. Will attempt again but using an adapted version.
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