Fashionista Cupcakes

It’s my birthday in 10 days and my Google adventures have landed me on some of the most amazing cupcake websites. I know what you are all thinking, what has this got to do with fashion, right?

It has everything to do with fashion….

I decided to add an extra special red velvet cupcake recipe for you to try, compliments of http://bakelovenotwar.co.za:

Red Velvet Cupcakes (makes 12)

Ingredients:

  • 1.5 cups of cake flour
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 10g cocoa (about 1/8 cup)
  • 1/2 cup of milk
  • 113g butter (at room temperature)
  • 2 large eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • red food colouring (I use Cake Flora, but you can use any brand you like).
Directions:
  1. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees (Celsius).
  2. Set aside a 12-cup cupcake tray with cupcake liners.
  3. In a large-ish bowl, cream the butter until smooth.
  4. Add the sugar gradually and beat until fluffy and white (this should take about 3 minutes with an electric mixer).
  5. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix well after each one is added.
  6. Add red food colouring to the milk until the milk is bright red.
  7. Add the dry ingredients in three parts, alternating with the milk.
  8. Now it’s time to spoon the batter into the cupcake liners. They should be about three-quarters full.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.

Voila! You have red velvet cupcakes 🙂 Want some cream cheese icing to finish it off?

Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:
  • 85g butter (at room temperature)
  • 110g cream cheese (at room temperature)
  • 1/8 cup brown sugar
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons milk, depending on the consistency you want

Directions:

  1. Cream the cream cheese with a mixer for about 1 minute.
  2. Add the butter and beat until the two are smoothly combined.
  3. Add the brown sugar and mix it in.
  4. Add the icing sugar, one cup at a time, mixing after each cup.
  5. Add milk according to your preference.
  6. Ice your cupcakes and EAT THEM 🙂
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