Luscious red velvet cupcakes

Luscious red velvet cupcakes


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About this recipe: Lusciously red and totally delicious, you'll love these red velvet cupcakes topped with a vanilla cream cheese icing!


Serves: 6 

  • 350g plain flour
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 350ml milk
  • 350ml vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 1 dessertspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon red food colouring
  • For the icing:
  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 1 dessertspoon vanilla extract

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas 4; grease muffin tins (or line with paper cases).
  2. Put the dry ingredients (flour, sugar, cocoa, baking powder) in a large bowl and mix. In another bowl beat eggs together with milk, oil, vinegar, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and food colouring. Combine dry and wet ingredients and mix well.
  3. Spoon mixture into prepared tins, filling each cup about 2/3 full. Bake in the preheated oven for 25 minutes, or until the cakes test done when a skewer comes out clean.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the icing: Mix together the cream cheese, icing sugar, softened butter and the remaining vanilla extract.
  5. Unmould cupcakes and let cool before icing.

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Reviews (7)


Disaster!!!!! It seemed that the wet ingrediants were too large but I dutifully followed. The mixture was too sloppy and didn't rise at all. I know I'm not the best cake maker but I don't ever remember having such a spectacular disaster fall out of my oven - 29 Nov 2012


Total disaster. Followed recipe to the letter but the cupcakes were not red and they had no taste whatsoever. So disappointed and a bit annoyed at a waste of ingredients. - 05 Jan 2014


I was concerned after reading many of the reveiws so i added less oil and it worked! - 01 Nov 2014

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