Red Velvet

Based on lola’s cupcakes recipe. I have changed amount of sugar, and the instructions for mixing and baking.

Ingredients for Cake

Butter – 110g
Caster sugar – 25g
Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Egg – 1
Dark chocolate (melted) – 35g

Milk – 70ml
Single cream – 70ml
Sunflower oil – 3tbsp

Plain flour – 190g
Ground almonds – 35g
Baking powder – 1/2tsp
Cocoa powder – 1tsp
Red food colouring gel – 1/2tsp

Baking soda – 1/2tsp
White wine vinegar (or lemon juice) – 1tsp

Instructions for Cake

Preheat oven to 160C Fan.

Beat the butter with the sugar and vanilla essence until the butter is whiter in colour. Add in the egg and the melted chocolate.

Mix the wet ingredients (milk, single cream and vegetable oil),and add them to the butter mixture.

Add in the dry ingredients (flour, ground almonds, baking powder and cocoa powder). And then the red food colouring gel.

Pour the white wine vinegar over the baking soda and mix straight into the mixture.

Pour into cupcake cases until 2/3 full, and bake for 18-22 minutes.

Instructions for cream cheese frosting

Butter – 60g
Cream cheese – 400g
Vanilla essence – 1tsp
Icing sugar – (200g or) to taste

Instructions for cream cheese frosting

Beat the butter until it is whiter in colour. Mix in the cream cheese and vanilla essence. Add icing sugar to taste.