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How to Make Red Velvet Cupcakes

Prep Time: 30 minutes Baking Time: 20 minutes Makes: 12

INGREDIENTS: 190g plain flour 100g butter 160g caster sugar 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda 2 tbsp sunflower oil 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla bean paste 1/2 tbsp lemon juice 30g dark chocolate (melted) 60ml single cream 60ml whole milk 1/2 tsp red food colouring liquid 1/2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

CREAM CHEESE ICING: 50g butter 400g cream cheese 200g icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. Preheat your oven to 180c.
  2. In a bowl beat together the butter, sugar and vanilla bean paste until it becomes light and fluffy.
  3. Add the egg and melted chocolate and beat until fully mixed together.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the milk, cream and oil, then add into your butter mixture.
  5. Add in all the dry ingredients like: flour, baking powder and cocoa then mix it well.
  6. Add the red food colouring and beat until it’s mixed thoroughly.
  7. In a separate small bowl add your lemon juice to baking soda and mix thoroughly. Add this into your cake batter and fold in gently till its all combined.
  8. Scoop your cake batter into cupcake cases to 2/3 full.
  9. Bake for 17-21 minutes at 180c.


  1. Whisk the butter until light and fluffy and white in colour.
  2. Add in your icing sugar and vanilla bean paste stir through then with an electric whisk, whisk until fully incorporated.
  3. Add in the cream cheese and whisk together until combined (do not over mix).
  4. Add your icing to a piping bag or use a spoon to spread your icing on top of your cooled cupcakes.

Now you can enjoy your very own delicious red velvet cupcakes!!