Red Velvet Cupcakes

Hi guys!

I feel great today and that calls for something ‘special’ ! πŸ˜€

I have some delicious Red Velvets for you today! They are my favourite πŸ™‚
I should make them more often actually…
But I don’t always have all the ingredients and I sometimes start baking on a Sunday… You all hear me coming, right?
I really should ‘plan’ my baking…

What do we need:
– 250g self-raising flour
– 120g butter
– 300g cristal sugar
– 3 eggs
– 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
– a pinch of salt
– 240ml buttermilk
– 6 spoons red food colouring
– 1 teaspoon white vinegar
– 1 teaspoon baking powder
– cupcake wrappers
– baking tin

How to:
First, mix the butter with the sugar and the vanilla extract together until it’s smooth. Add the eggs while mixing.
Sieve the flour with the cocoa powder and add the salt.
Blend the buttermilk and the food colouring.
Add the mixture with the flour alternately with the buttermilk to the batter (butter + sugar + vanilla extract).
Put the baking powder in a cup with the vinegar. It will start to bubble. Add it to the batter.
Fill the cupcake wrappers 3/4 with batter. Put them for about 25 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees centigrade.

When the cupcakes are done, check them by pushing your finger gently on the cupcake. If it retakes its original form, they’re done πŸ™‚
Let’s make the frosting while the cupcakes cool.

What do we need:
– 350ml cream (40% fat)
– 500g cream cheese
– 125g powder sugar (I’ve said it before: some like it sweet, some like it sweeter…)
– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to:
Whip the cream. Mix the other ingredients together.
Add the whipped cream and gently blend it together.
It depends on how stiff the frosting gets. If you want to wait a while before eating them, cooling for about 2 hours in the fridge is required.

Frost the cupcakes.
Yay! They are done πŸ™‚


I hope you enjoy them πŸ™‚
Have a delicious day! ❀
xxx Sarah



19 thoughts on “Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Pingback: The Original Red Velvet Cupcakes | Sarah's Little Kitchen

  2. Haha! You should really plan your baking, Sarah. And you should always have the basic ingredients for baking. You’ll never know when you will crave for something… and maybe you’ll want them in the middle of the night. πŸ˜€ I always make sure to have the basic ingredients with me and ALWAYS ALWAYS plan what to bake during the weekend. But, there are times that I don’t bake.

    Red Velvet cupcakes are sooo good. And yours look really wonderful and oh so yum! ❀


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