Red Velvet Cupcakes

 INGREDIENTS  For the cupcakes  250g flour  2 tbsp cocoa, sifted  2 tsp baking powder  ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda  100g unsalted butter, softened  200g caster sugar  2 large eggs  175 ml buttermilk  2 tbsp red food colouring  2 tsp vanilla essence  1 tsp apple cider vinegar  For the cream cheese icing  250g icing sugar  250g cream cheese, softened  60g unsalted butter, softened METHOD  For the cupcakes  1. Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a muffin tray with 12 paper cases.  2. Mix the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarb in a bowl.  3. In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar. When you have a soft, pale mixture, beat in the eggs, one at a time.  4. Add the buttermilk, food colouring, vanilla essence and vinegar. Mix well.  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Using an electric beater, mix on a high speed until everything is fully incorporated.  6. Divide the batter between the 12 cases.  7. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave the cupcakes on a wire rack to cool completely.  For the cream cheese icing  1. Sift the icing sugar into a mixing bowl.  2. Add the cream cheese and … Continue reading Red Velvet Cupcakes