Red Velvet Cupcakes

I’m still trying to get my baking mojo back, so apologies for the lack of posts lately! A few weeks ago when it was a freezing cold Melbourne morning, the girls and I decided to make some red velvet cupcakes. Although they are not that well known in Australia, they are huge in America and they have that ‘wow’ factor, due to the bright red colour. I actually made a red velvet cake for my friend’s birthday a few months ago and they got a lovely surprise when they cut into the cake and discovered that it was bright red!!

This recipe is from Brown Eyed Baker

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
¾ cup sugar
1 egg
2½ tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 tablespoons red food coloring
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup buttermilk
1 cup + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
1½ teaspoons distilled white vinegar

Start by organising your helpers on your workspace and preheating the oven to 180C.

Cream the butter and sugar, add the egg and mix until combined..

(don’t forget to remove the eggshell!)

In a separate bowl, mix the red food colouring, vanilla extract and cocoa powder into a paste.

Add to the mixture and beat on a medium speed, making sure that the entire mixture is coloured (you will need to stop the mixer and scrape down the sides and  bottom of the bowl).

Add the buttermilk and flour in batches until combined and then turn your mixer onto low and add in the salt, baking soda and vinegar, finishing off with a quick mix on high.

Line your muffin tray with liners and then spoon your mixture into the cases.

Bake for approx 17-20mins until the tops spring back.

These are best served with cream cheese icing.

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5 Responses to Red Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies June 12, 2011 at 4:56 pm #

    My family loves red velvet cupcakes. Yours look red hot delicious. I hope you’ll come by and link them up to Sweets for a Saturday.

  2. Pat February 4, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Your red velvet cupcakes look wonderful but what really was great was the
    smiles on your children. There adorable and I could see great helpers

    • BronnieBakes Admin February 4, 2013 at 7:04 pm #

      Thankyou Pat! 🙂

  3. Kiani August 11, 2013 at 12:54 pm #

    Hey bronnie, could this same recipe be used to make a red velvet cake?

    • BronnieBakes Admin August 11, 2013 at 1:02 pm #

      Absolutely! 🙂

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