Red Velvet Cupcakes Recipe

25/04/2014 17:38 | Updated 20 May 2015

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These easy to make cupcakes look seriously impressive. The delicious recipe has been created by Paul Young to help support the Children with Cancer UK Bake Club.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes: 12


3 eggs

175g / 6oz butter

175g / 6oz golden caster sugar

150g / 5oz self-raising flour

80g/ 2oz white chocolate, melted

One tbsp red gel colouring or 40ml of red food colouring

For the icing:

150g / 5oz butter

200g cream cheese

150g / 5oz icing sugar


1. Heat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas 4.

2. Put 12 cupcake cases into the muffin tin. Set aside. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light in colour and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon.

3. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork and then beat them into the butter and sugar mixture, a little at a time. If it looks like it might curdle add a tablespoon of flour.

4. Sift flour into mixture and fold in. Stir in the melted chocolate and food colouring. Scoop into muffin cases and bake in the pre-heated oven for 20 minutes.

5. Frost the cupcakes and decorate as desired.


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