Red velvet cupcakes


Red velvet cupcakes

Here’s a cute and tasty way to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends and family!


Red Velvet Cupcakes

Makes: 18 cupcakes

1 cup flour
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
¾ cup sugar
½ teaspoon baking soda
Pinch of salt
60g butter
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
50ml cooking oil
Red food colouring

For decorating: icing, fondant


  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Prepare muffin tins by lining with baking cups - you can even find heart shaped cupcake liners like we used!
  3. Mix together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.
  4. Using a mixer, mix the butter and sugar on medium speed for a few minutes, until smooth.
  5. Add the egg, oil, vanilla, and food colouring - continue mixing until smooth.
  6. Alternate adding the dry ingredients and milk, mixing until just combined.
  7. Divide the mixture between your baking cups and bake for 15 minutes at 180°C or until a toothpick or fork comes out dry.
  8. Once cooled, top with your favourite icing. You can have fun decorating by drawing hearts or a cute message! We used fondant to create cute hearts.

Recipe courtesy of