I love eating cupcakes but I don’t actually like making them and I detest icing them as my icing never seems to turn out how I want it to!
My Red Velvet cupcakes were supposed to be red however I don’t think I used enough food colouring, I would normally use beetroot but at the time of baking I didn’t have any in the house.
- 60g Butter
- 1 Egg
- 150g Caster Sugar
- 10g cocoa powder
- 20ml red food colouring
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 120ml buttermilk
- 150g self raising flour
- 300g Icing Sugar
- 125g Cream Cheese
- 50g Butter (unsalted)
- 2 squares dark chocolate for decoration
In a small bowl combine the cocoa powder, red food colouring and vanilla extract to make a paste and add this to the butter mixture and mix in the blender until the batter is evenly coloured.
Beat the icing sugar and butter together in an electric mixer until the mixture comes together. Add the cream cheese and beat until thoroughly mixed. Continue beating until the frosting is light and fluffy. Refrigerate until needed.
When the cupcakes have cooled completely, you should be able to pipe the mixture on to the cupcakes, my icing was a little too firm so I used a palette knife to spread about 2 tbsp of frosting onto each cupcake. Decorate with shaved dark chocolate and enjoy!