THE EASIEST RED VELVET CUPCAKES YOU’LL EVER MAKE
With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you could choose to spoil mum the typical way; flowers, chocolates, slippers… but why not take a unique approach to gift-giving and show mum how much you care by making her a yummy treat?
We know what you’re thinking. ‘I can’t cook’, ‘I’m too lazy’. And let’s face it, even the most avid baker gets lazy. But we promise you, these super-lush red velvet cupcakes from The Meringue Boutique are simple to make. They can be hand-mixed, which means no mixer required, and even if your icing skills are not on par with Magnolia Bakery, a rustic finish never goes astray!
Enjoy The Meringue Boutique’s recipe for easy-to-make Red Velvet Cupcakes and show mum how much she means to you ❤
2 cups plain flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 teaspoon bicarb powder
1.5 cups caster sugar
1 cup buttermilk
200g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 teaspoons red food colouring
2 x 250g packets cream cheese, at room temperature
2 cups icing mixture
Additional 120g butter at room temperature
1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line your muffin tin with 18 paper cases. Sift flour, cocoa powder and bicarb into a bowl. Stir through the sugar. Whisk the buttermilk, butter, eggs, vinegar and vanilla in a large jug until combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk mixture. Stir until just combined. Stir in the food colouring.
2. Divide the mixture among the cases (using an ice cream scoop is handy for consistency). Bake for 20-25 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
3. Using some elbow grease (or electric beater if you have one) beat the cream cheese, icing sugar and extra butter until smooth. Spread over cupcakes. Gift box and spoil mum!
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