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Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream

Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream, a rich and luxurious dessert for those special days like Christmas or Valentine’s Day.

Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream

Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream

I’ve been thinking about baking some for quite a while now, but I just could not find a good-quality red food colouring. Most shops will have the low-price-even-lower quality red food colouring that, no matter how much you use, you end up with a some sort of very sad brownish colour. The liquid ones are the worst, as they can change the consistency of your batter too, which, in some cases, can be catastrophic. So, do stay away from them.

One of my friends, who is an excellent baker, recommended me Sugarflair food colouring and I just love it. You can purchase online different colours and the paste is so concentrated, that you only need to use a tiny little amount of it to get the gorgeous bright red. What a brilliant product, I am more than pleased with it. I am sure I will get to test in on different other desserts, so stay posted. The one I love the Red velvet cheesebake swirl brownies, what a treat!

Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream

Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream

These sinfully delicious pretty little things are a big hit for any party. The bright red sponge and the white icing make them the perfect choice for Christmas or Valentine’s Day, but that’s not to say you can’t have them any other day. So, moist red velvet cupcakes recipe all the way!

Everybody’s buzzing around when it comes to big celebrations, from birthdays to Christmas, Valentine’s Day and so on. So much excitement, and, of course, lots of baking. But then, you want to show off your hard work, isn’t it? So you need something spectacular that will get people talking about long after the party is over.

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Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream
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Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream, a rich and indulgent dessert that screams perfection.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: International
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 359 kcal
Author: Daniela Anderson
Ingredients
For the cupcakes:
  • 150 g butter ( 5 oz)
  • 150 g caster sugar (3/4 cup)
  • 3 eggs
  • 150 g plain flour (5 oz)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/8 tsp Sugarflair red food colouring paste
For the buttercream:
  • 250 g icing sugar (2 cups)
  • 125 g butter (1 cup)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp full-fat milk
Instructions
  1. To make the cupcakes, make sure the butter is nice and soft, so ideally you should leave it at room temperature at least an hour before you start.
  2. Use a hand mixer to beat the sugar and butter together until you get a smooth paste.
  3. Add the eggs one by one, beating well after each addition.
  4. Sift the flour and cocoa powder in, add the vanilla extract and red food colouring and mix well using a spatula.
  5. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C. (375 Fahrenheit).

  6. Line a cupcake/muffin tray with 12 cupcake paper cases, and divide the mixture evenly.
  7. Bake for about 18 to 20 minutes until well risen and firm to the touch.
  8. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool completely.
  9. Meantime, you can make the vanilla buttercream.
  10. Sift the icing sugar and beat with well with the softened butter.
  11. Add the vanilla extract and milk, one tablespoon at a time, so you can get a lovely smooth cream.
  12. To decorate, use a piping bag with a nozzle of your choice.
Nutrition Facts
Moist red velvet cupcakes recipe with vanilla buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 359 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 181mg 8%
Potassium 41mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 33g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Calcium 1.6%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

 

 

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