Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Happy Valentines Day lovelies!
We are the least romantic people in the world. Celebrating the day goes as far as medium rare steak, nice bottle of red and Hannibal marathon. And cake. Any excuse for cake! Using an Odlums recipe, I’ve changed it up ever so slightly.

Ingredients-
150g (room temperature) butter
125g caster sugar
175g Self raising flour
1 tbsp Bournville Chocolate Powder
3 tbsp water
2 large eggs
2 teaspoon red food colouring

Icing-
125g (room temperature) butter
300g icing sugar
2 tbsp buttermilk

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Method-
Preheat oven to 180* and line 12 tin with cake cases.
Beat butter and sugar together until smooth. Sieve in flour and chocolate powder and mix. Add eggs, food colouring and water and mix until smooth paste.
Carefully add the mix to cases and bake for 20 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

Begin the beat the butter until creamy consistency. Sieve in 1/3 icing sugar and mix. Continue to sieve the icing sugar in stages, making sure the two are well combined. Add a tbsp of buttermilk- add 1 to begin with- this should make the icing more pliable and fluid. Add another tbsp if you prefer.

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Give to loved ones or keep them all to yourself! I know what I’ll be doing…

ebony
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