Red Velvet cupcakes


Makes 12

60 gr butter, softened
150 gr granulated sugar
1 egg
150 gr all purpose flour
125 ml buttermilk
1,5 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp baking soda

Cocoa paste:
25 gr cocoa powder
1 tbsp red food coloring, gel
3 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp buttermilk

Cream cheese frosting:
50 gr butter, softened
125 gr cream cheese
150 gr confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

1. Preheat your oven to 170c/340 f and line 12 muffin cups with paper liners; set aside.

2. In a large mixing bowl, eith an electirc mixer beat softened butter and sugar until combined. Beat in egg until incorporated. 

3. Make the paste: in a small bowl, stir together the cocoa, vanilla, food coloring and buttermilk. Mix in the paste to the butter mixture.

4. Reduce speed to low. Add flour in three batches, alternating with two additions of buttermilk, and whisking well after each. Beginning snd ending with flour.

5. Divide the batter evenly over the cups. Bake in preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Allow to cool.

6. Make the cream cheese frosting:  In a medium bowl, beat with an electric mixer the butter, cream cheese and vanilla 2-3 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add confectioners sugar beat until smooth. Transfer the frosting into a piping bag with star tip.

7. Frost cooled cupcakes before serving.

Instructions video

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