Red Velvet Cupcakes

Ingredients:screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-22-09-33

For the Cake

  • 225g unsalted butter
  • 4tbsp Water
  • 55g Cocoa Powder
  • 3 eggs
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp red food colouring( Dr oetekors works best)
  • 280g Plain flour
  • 55g Cornflour
  • 1.5 tsp Baking Powder
  • 280g Caster Sugar

For the Frosting

  • 250g soft cheese
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 3tbsp icing sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla extract

Method:

Preheat oven to 190degrees celcius and line two 23cm baking tins or a cupcake tray.

Place the butter, water and cocoa powder in a small saucepan and heat gently, without boiling, stirring until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and cool slightly.

Beat together the eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract and food colouring until frothy. Beat in the butter mixture. Sift together the flour, cornflour, and baking powder, then stir quickly and evenly into the mixture with the caster sugar.

Divide the mixture between the prepared tins and bake for 25-30 mins or until risen and firm to the touch. Leave to cool in the tins for 3-4 mins then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.

For the frosting, beat together all the ingredients until smooth. Pipe or spoon on the icing as desired.

Recipe taken from the Big Book of Baking.

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