Sunday, 18 March 2018

The Cutest Red Velvet Cupcakes // Recipe!


Hey lovelies, Spring is finally in the air (or at least it was until the snow this weekend!) and so a new season calls for new recipe posts on my blog which I'm so excited for. I bake a lot in my free time, and while all my healthy and vegan recipes that you can read here are all well and good, sometimes I've got to throw in something like this...
Complete with cream-cheese frosting, and raspberry pieces, these red-velvet cupcakes are such delicious treat for Spring, and who doesn't love a brightly coloured cupcake? My sister and I originally made these for Mother's Day but they went down so well I'm sure we'll be baking more batches throughout the Spring. Hope this inspires a bit of sweet baking for you today, and let me know in the comments what other recipes you'd like to see on my blog next. 

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

Ingredients: (Makes 12 Cupcakes)
  • 100g Unsalted Butter
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 10g Cocoa Powder
  • 150ml Butter Milk
  • 150g Self Raising Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • Red Food Colouring 
  • 1 Tbsp Vinegar

FOR THE ICING:

  • 125g Unsalted Butter
  • 300g Tub of Cream Cheese
  • 75g Icing Sugar
  • Freeze-Dried Raspberry Sprinkles (optional!)


METHOD:


1. Preheat the Oven to 180°C and line a tin with 12 cupcake cases. In a large bowl, whisk the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (much faster with an electric hand-whisk!)

2. Add the eggs and and beat again, then pour in the buttermilk- little at a time - and sift in the flour and cocoa powder until all is combined. After this it's time to add the red food colouring, which you should fold into the mixture until the batter forms a vibrant red colour. 

3. Set aside, and in a small cup add the bicarbonate of Soda and Vinegar, then fold this through the cake mixture in the main bowl. Divide the mixture evenly among the cupcake cases and put in the over for 20-25mins. As they're red, it will be harder to tell when the cakes are cooked so bake until a skewer inserted into them comes out clean. 

4. Meanwhile while the cakes are cooling, make the icing by beating the butter in a large bowl until smooth, then adding the cream cheese and sifted icing sugar, and mix until combined. You can choose to pipe the icing depending on the consistency, or smooth over the cupcakes, then for a finishing flourish sprinkle with the freeze dried raspberry pieces.




QOTD: WHAT'S YOUR FAVOURITE CUPCAKE FLAVOUR?

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47 comments

  1. Red velvet is my favourite kind of cake! They're so yummy and your photography is so pretty!

    www.thediaryofellie.com

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    1. Same! Everything about it I'm obsessed with x

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  2. These look so good! Need to try these soon :D

    Perrine

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  3. I love red velvet cupcakes! and cakes in general! they are so so good! these look so cute! I will defo try this recipe! xx corinne

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    1. Hope you like it! It's gone down a treat in my house atm x

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  4. This recipe looks so good! I love red velvet so much, thank you for sharing��❤️

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  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe, I definitely want to try and make these. They look delicious!! I haven't had cream cheese before so I'd be interested to try it!

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    1. It's my favourite type of cupcake icing, try it! x

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  6. These look delicious and your photos are fabulous 😃
    Thanks for sharing your recipe
    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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  7. Oh wow they look delicious! I haven't had red velvet cake in so long! It always used to be my favourite x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. Me neither actually until I got back into baking these! Used to be my favourite birthday sort of thing x

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  8. These cupcakes look so yummy! I like the little raspberry dried sprinkles on top! I'll definitely have to try this recipe out! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It's the cute little details that really make it, right? x

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  9. I love red velvet and I love baking but I've never baked any red velvet cakes myself. I'll 100% have to try this recipe because I've been wanting to try and make some for a while now! ps your photography is lovely in this post!

    Em ~ thisisemsworld.com

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  10. These look amazing! Great post x

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  11. omg, girl, these look bloody beautiful and delicious! You’re a pro!

    Charlene McElhinney
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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    1. Aha I don't know about that, but thanks xx

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  12. Oh wow I would definitely enjoy these cupcakes. Your photographs are stunning aswell. My favourite cupcake flavour is Lemon! 💕

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    1. Ooo lemon drizzle cupcakes sound amazing x

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  13. These cupcakes look fantastic & my pregnancy cravings are kicking in. Will need to follow your recipe and give them a try x

    Leann
    https://arthritisfighterleann.com/2018/03/15/managing-my-fibromyalgia-during-pregnancy/

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    1. Aha all the recipes are ready and waiting for you then!! x

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  14. These look amazing. Not what I need to look at when I'm dieting hahah x

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  15. These look so good! Love a good red velvet cupcake haha

    tamannaahmed.wordpress.com

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  16. Thesee are adorable and look really delicious! I love red velvet cupcakes ~

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  17. These look delicious. I definitely need to try out this recipe!

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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    1. Let me know how it goes for you! <3

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  18. I am all for red velvet! These cakes are so cute - perfect for Mother's Day or Valentine's Day I would have said! Or just, you know, any day! ;)

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Any day is a good cupcake day, right? Thanks Jenny x

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  19. Oh I do love s nice cupcake and I can easily swap the ingredients to make them dairy free. I shall save this to try later.

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    1. Ooo let me know what you substitute to make it dairy free! x

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  20. Omg we have not had a red velvet in so long! Will defo be taking inspo from this and making these when we can!

    Jessica & James | www.foodandbaker.co.uk / www.foodandbakertravels.co.uk

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  21. These look gorgeous!! I am really craving sweet things right now. I may have to make these at the weekend!

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    1. Tbh I'm craving sweet things all the time! Thanks x

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  22. Ooo they look delicious. You can't go wrong with red velvet cakes :)
    I will definitely be having a go at making these, you can't beat a bit of baking!

    Aimsy xoxo

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  23. Red velvet is my favourite! Your post has made me want to make some now

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  24. I love Red Velvet. This makes me really hungry. :D

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