Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes
Ok so I never actually go around to making these on Valentine’s day BUT I did make these the other day for a work tea party! They were AMAZE, so soft and fluffy and red! Take a look at the recipe below!
Ingredients for the cupcakes
300g caster sugar
2 large eggs
20g cocoa powder
50ml red food coloring
1tsp vanilla extract
300g plain flour
1tbsp white wine vinegar
1tsp bicarbonate of soda
Preheat the oven to 190º, and line the muffin case.
Cream the butter and sugar until pale and fluffy, then add the eggs one at a time.
Stir together the cocoa powder, food coloring and vanilla to make a paste in a small bowl.
Add the paste to the egg mixture and mix thoroughly.
Sift the flower and salt together and then add the flour to the batter in 3 parts, alternating with the buttermilk.
In another small bowl mix the vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, then add to the cake batter.
Spoon into cases (about 2tbsps in each).
Bake in oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for a bit before you frost them.
100g unsalted butter
600g icing sugar
250g cream cheese
heart jellies (1 for each cupcake)
Whip the icing ingredients together, add the icing bit by bit and add more or less of what ever you like to your own taste- I tend not to weigh these and just wing it!
Pipe onto cupcakes, sprinkle a bit of crumbled red velvet and decorate each with a jelly heart.