Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

14/08/2014 16:58 | Updated 20 May 2015

Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes

These light and fluffy cupcakes are quick and easy to make - perfect if you don't have bags of time to spend in the kitchen.

Prep time:15 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes

Makes: 10 -12 cakes


115g (4 oz) Flora Buttery

115g (4 oz) castor sugar

2 eggs, medium

115g (4 oz) self-raising flour

15g (½ oz) cocoa powder

30ml red food colouring (gel is best)


55g (2 oz) Flora Buttery

225g icing sugar, sieved

1-2 tablespoons milk

25g (1 oz) cocoa powder


1. Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas mark 4.

2. Weigh your eggs. Note the weight and measure the same amount of butter, sugar and flour. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon for 2 - 3 minutes until well mixed. Place dessertspoons of the mixture in 10-12 paper cases or greased bun tins.

3. Bake for around 20 minutes until soft and springy to touch. Cool on a wire tray.

4. Mix icing ingredients together and spread or pipe over the cakes. Decorate with heart shaped cake decorations.

Recipe from Flora.

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