As usual I had no plans over the weekend *sad face* so I ended up doing a little baking to pass time. I have never tried to make Red Velvet Cupcakes before and as they say there is no better time than the present so I decided to give them a try. Now as you can tell from the title and the picture above my cupcakes did turn out more pink than red .. oops, but hey every mistake is a future lesson so next time I need to add more food coloring to my cake mix.
Ingredients (Makes 12 – muffin sized)
150g unsalted butter
150g caster sugar
150g self-raising flour
3 medium eggs
2.5ml vanilla extract
Red food coloring (enough until mixture is red ..not pink!)
This recipe is my favorite for cupcakes as its incredibly easy as all you need to do is add all the ingredients into the one bowl and whisk it up.
Then after allowing my cakes to cool down I made a lemon cream cheese frosting for on top. The recipe I used made well over the amount I needed so I would suggest to half this.
125g cream cheese
60g soft butter
150g icing sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
350g icing sugar
1. Beat the cream cheese and butter until combined. Then beat in 150g of icing sugar and the lemon juice.
2.Gradually beat in the remaining icing sugar until icing is of the right consistency. Using piping bag pipe on to cakes.