Red velvet cupcakes

Red velvet cake has been on my to-bake list for quite a long time, and when better to try it than Valentine’s Day?

I’m not much of a romantic, but who could resist a deep red cake, topped with swirls of cream cheese icing – in red cases, dotted with white hearts, of course…

The red velvet cupcakes I’ve had in the past have actually always been a disappointment – dry sponge and heaps of too-sweet icing – but I still wanted to give them a go to see what the fuss was about.

I used a recipe from the Hummingbird Bakery, which seems to be widely regarded as the best recipe around.

The cakes didn’t disappoint – they were actually surprisingly light, and the cream cheese icing was just the right side of sweet, unlike so many of the shop bought cupcakes I’ve had.

The only slight negative was, as the pony put it, “they’re a bit more like orange velvet” – not quite as deep red as I would have liked…

Oh, and I still have a way to go to mastering the Hummingbird Bakery icing technique…

I followed the recipe exactly so no point re-posting it, but it can be found on Good To Know’s website if you want to give it a go.


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