Christmas

Red Velvet Cupcake

Create sweet memories this festive season with these sumptuous Christmas cupcakes.

 

rating: medium
30 min
prep
20 min
setting
12 standard or 24 mini-cupcakes

Ingredients

  • 225g (1 ¼ cup) Self-raising flour
  • 25g (¼ cup) Cocoa powder
  • 150g (½ cup) Castor sugar
  • 60g (¼ cup) diced Kremelta
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla essence
  • 125ml (½ cup) Buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp Red food colouring
  • 1 tsp Bi-carbonate of soda
  • 1 tbsp White vinegar
  • Silver edible balls or sprinkles (for decoration)

Cream cheese frosting

  • 250g (1cup) Softened cream cheese
  • 125g (½ cup) Softened Kremelta
  • 250g (2 cups) Icing sugar
  • 1tsp Vanilla essence

Method

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C (fan forced 160° C) 350°F/ 320°F.  Line a standard 12-hole cupcake/muffin pan with paper cases for standard sized cupcakes, or a 24-hole pan for mini-cupcakes.
  2. Sift together self-raising flour and cocoa powder. Soften Kremelta in microwave in 30second increments until just soft enough to beat.
  3. Cream Kremelta and castor sugar using an electric mixer; adding eggs one at a time.
  4. Combine vanilla essence, buttermilk and food colouring in a bowl, microwave on high for 30 seconds. Turn mixer to low speed.  Add flour mix and buttermilk in batches.
  5. In a small bowl, stir together the bi-carbonate soda and vinegar. Add to the cup cake batter.
  6. Divide batter equally into the prepared pan and bake for 15 -20 minutes or until skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean.  Set aside for 5 – 10 minutes in the pan before turning onto a wire rack for cooling.

Cream cheese frosting

  1. Soften Kremelta in microwave in 30second increments until just soft enough to beat.
  2. Pre-warm the outside of your electric mixer bowl with running hot water (to keep Kremelta soft).  Add Kremelta, cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla essence to your bowl and beat until well combined.

Assembly

  • Fill a piping bag fitted with a 2cm nozzle with frosting.
  • Pipe swirls over the cup cakes.
  • Decorate your cupcakes with sprinkles, edible glitter or edible pearls.

Serve at room temperature; suggest take out from the fridge 1hour before serving.  Can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.