Red velvet cupcakes – a new recipe to try

I was asked to make a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a present for Kurt’s mum.  I had not made red velvet cake before so I was very exciting as I love a new challenge in the kitchen.  With being rather busy I do not often get the opportunity to try new things with my cakes so when someone orders it, I rise to the challenge and have a lot of fun with it.

I found a recipe by Nigella Lawson and headed to the mixer to get baking.

The recipe was easy to follow and I loved the comment about the amount of red colouring to use as I did wonder if I was using too much, however it assures you to add it all!  I used my Sugarflair Ruby paste colour as this was the one I had in my kit.

They baked really well and the colour was a fantastic vibrant red, so far so good! The recipe uses a cream cheese frosting but I chose to go with a vanilla frosting topping, using a piping bag to create a simple swirl then decorated with red sugar crystals.  They then got popped into a cupcake box with a red ribbon tied in a bow as the finishing touch.

Kurt’s mum loves red velvet cakes and the feedback was fantastic and we had got the red velvet cake right yeay!  A new sponge to add to our list, I just need to try it as a large cake now.

Red velvet cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes
Red velvet cupcakes

red velvet cupcakes (2)

The full recipe and method can be found at

You will need :-

250g plain flour

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

100g soft unsalted butter

200g caster sugar

1 heaped tablespoon christmas red paste food colouring

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 large eggs

175ml buttermilk

1 teaspoon cidar vinegar

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