Red Velvet Cupcakes


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet chocolate cupcakes are always popular. Get creative with how you decorate them – it’s a stage the kids will love to get involved in too! These are ideal for a Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day celebration.


200 g Plain flour
2 tbsp Cocoa powder
175 g Golden caster sugar
100 g Soft butter or baking margarine
0.5 tsps Baking powder
0.5 tsps Bicarbonate of Soda
1 tsps White wine vinegar
1 tsps Vanilla extract
1 Large egg
2 tsps Red food colouring paste (or 2 tsp liquid red food colouring)
125 ml Milk
200 g Cream cheese
150 g Soft butter (room temperature)
150 g Icing Sugar
0.5 tsps Vanilla
24 Mini heart shaped cookies
12 Small bunches of red currants


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 C / 160 C Fan / Gas 6.
  2. Line a muffin tin with 12 muffin cases.
  3. Put all of the cake ingredients into a bowl. Whisk until smooth. You can us a free standing electric mixer for this if you like.
  4. Spoon into the cases. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until well risen and springing back. Leave to cool.
  5. To make the icing whisk the butter and cream cheese together until smooth (this is much easier to do if the cream cheese and butter are the same temperature) . Beat in the icing sugar and vanilla until smooth. Spread or pipe over the cakes. If the icing is too soft leave it to firm up in the fridge.
  6. I used mini heart shaped cookies and redcurrants or however you wish.

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