14/08/2014 16:58 BST | Updated 20/05/2015 10:12 BST

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe


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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