Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Posted by in Chocolate Recipes on February 12 2013 | Leave A Comment
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Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

These Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfect for Valentines Day… or any other day!

Ingredients (to make 12 Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes)

  • 240g plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 150ml buttermilk
  • 125ml vegetable oil
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp red food colouring
  • 1 tsp white vinegar

Ingredients (to make White Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting)

  • 500g cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 100g unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 250g white chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 100g icing sugar


Preheat oven to 180°C (fan-assisted 160°C). Line a 12-hole muffing pan with paper cases. Sift the flour, cocoa, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder into a large bowl. Stir in the sugar. Set aside.

Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Whisk the buttermilk, oil, eggs, food colouring and vinegar in a mixing bowl until combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture. Add the buttermilk mixture and stir until just combined.

Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Divide the mixture among the prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Allow the cupcakes to cool.

Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

To make the cream cheese frosting

Place the white chocolate in a heatproof bowl that fits snuggly in a saucepan (this stops water spraying into the chocolate). Place the bowl on top, making sure it doesn’t touch the water (or it will overheat). Stir with a metal spoon until the chocolate is just melted. Remove from heat and set aside to cool (but not set).

Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Use an electric beater to beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth. Add the cooled melted chocolate and beat until combined. Add the icing sugar a spoonful at a time until well combined.

Valentines Red Velvet Cupcakes

Pipe the frosting over the cupcakes and enjoy! For a romantic twist this Valentine’s Day, pipe melted dark chocolate heart shapes, allow to cool and add to the top of each cupcake.

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  1. I just discovered your blog. Anything and everything chocolate – what a find this is! Red velvet cupcakes are my absolutely favorite – thank you for sharing!

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