Hello, so today I baked some red velvet cupcakes! This is recipe is from the Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days Cookbook. I'd really recommend buying this book as it's full to the brim of great recipes. Here's a step by step of my attempt...
120g of butter
300g of caster sugar
2 large eggs
20g cocoa powder
40ml red food colouring
1 teaspoon vanilla teaspoon
300g plain flour
1 teaspoon of salt
240ml of buttermilk
1 tablespoon of vinegar (I used apple cider)
1 teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 quantity of cream cheese frosting
Firstly, preheat the oven to 190 oc or gas mark 5.
Cream the butter and sugar together.
Add the eggs in one at a time into the mixture and mix.
Sift the cocoa into a bowl.
Add a whole bottle of red food colouring to the cocoa and mix until a smooth paste. I used silver spoon food colouring which is about 60p in Sainsbury's.
Mix the paste into to the butter, eggs and sugar mixture.
Add half the flour and mix until throughly combined.
Alternate flour and buttermilk until mixture is thick and throughly combined.
Until it looks like this! I forgot to take a picture of the next part where you add a tea spoon of bicarbonate soda to the vinegar until it fizzes then add into the mixture.
Put into cases and bake! (Excuse my vintage baking tray, I'm a poor student.)
Ta-daaaa very red, red velvets.
Topped with cream cheese frosting!
A peak inside!!