Sunday, October 13, 2013

Red Velvet Cupcakes With Creamy Vanilla Icing ♥

I was baking again! This time I thought I'd make some treats for my grandparents and parents and came up with this red velvet cupcakes topped with vanilla icing, sprinkled with sugared butterflies, adorned with wafer daisies and chocolate stars. I think these cupcakes turned out looking perfect for Easter! I think I'll have to make something more Halloween-like next week. Until then feast your eyes on these beauties, I can assure you that they tasted as beautiful as they look!

To make these gorgeous red velvet cupcakes you will need -
  • 120g of butter
  • 300g caster sugar
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • 250ml buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 250g plain flour
  • 5 tablespoons best quality cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon salt
To make the creamy vanilla icing you will need -
  • 140g of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk
  • 280g of icing sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Decorations from Dr. Oetker.
Method -
  1. Preheat oven to 180 C / Gas mark 4. Line your muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  2. In a large bowl, mix the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the eggs, buttermilk, red food colouring and vanilla. Stir in the bicarb and vinegar. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and salt; stir into the mixture just until blended. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake cases, filling them halfway allowing for the mixture to rise.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until the tops of the cupcakes spring back when lightly pressed. Cool on a wire rack. 
  4. For the icing beat the butter in a large bowl until soft. Fold in half the icing sugar and mix until smooth. Add in the rest of the icing sugar and the milk until the mixture is creamy and smooth.
  5. Add in the vanilla essence and spoon the icing mixture into a piping bag. Using a star shaped nozzle swirl on the icing in a spiral motion. 
  6. I then added the sugared butterflies, wafer daisies and chocolate stars which are all decorations by Dr. Oetker.
These are such a delicious treat and I shall definitely be making them again, everyone loved them!



  1. Awww they look so pretty, i think you will open up a little cupcake business by the end of next year . I just love your baking posts and the things you make are so yummy and the recipes are so easy to understand :)

    1. Awh thank you Faiza! Haha who knows, maybe I will! I'm so glad you enjoy these posts, thanks for reading :)

  2. Wow they look yummy Fiona! Love how you decorated them :) xx

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    1. Thanks Emma, they're so pretty, was a shame to eat them! :) xo

  3. Ooh, my cup of tea looks looks inadequate now without one of those. They really look gorgeous Fiona... the red velvet bit is "Halloweeney" don't you think? Feel so hungry now!

  4. Oh wauw! They look amazing, I would be scared to eat them, haha. So glad I discovered your blog xx

    Dash xx

  5. They look nearly too good to eat. Yum

  6. I made red velvet cupcakes recently too, however I can assure you, these look much better than mine :) x

  7. Prettiest cupcakes I've ever ever seen!

  8. These look amazing, they're so beautifully decorated! You're so talented!

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  9. Oh wow!! These look fab!! I Really want one now :D

  10. these look amazing Fi!! Well done, I need to make cupcakes for Sienna's birthday! Xx

  11. I've never actually had red velvet but OMG, they look unreal!
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  12. But good cakes! and sure is delicious!
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  13. Drooling now!! They look fantastic! x

  14. these cakes look AHmazing!! :)

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  15. Wow, they look amazing - you are such a talented baker! Xx

  16. These are stunning! You are very talented! Can't wait to see the spooktacular Halloween post! :) xxx

  17. Cupcakes are loveable ... so great that you do not want to eat for sure! Will be making this for a party... now I have a recipe

  18. Cupcakes are loveable ... so great that you do not want to eat for sure! Will be making this for a party... now I have a recipe -shaunie


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