BAKING: Red Velvet cupcakes…that actually went well!

I know every man and his dog has made Red Velvet cupcakes but I wanted to make them and actually get it right for once, so for a friends birthday I decided to make some….and I actually got them right (horray!)

I usually head straight to my trusty well-known-cupcake-shop’s cookery book to tackle said cupcakes, but they unfortunately never seem to work out well for me so I went to the boss lady; the only and only Nigella Lawson!

I won’t bore you with a step by step so please click here for good old Nigella’s recipe and method

Using such strong food colouring and so much of it almost feels illegal ( trust me, you have to use the super toxic strong stuff) but if you don’t do it they come out a horrible brown colour – and that doesn’t impress anyone.

Process

I made the cream cheese frosting that Nigella suggests; it was great but could have been a little cream-cheesy-er and maybe a little less lemony but still, it was super tatsy. I used a Wilton 2D nozzle to create the flower piping.

Next time I make these I will be sure to add a bit more coca powder – I know Red Velvet isn’t just about the chocolate but man do I love my chocolate and I love the rich-ness that comes through from the chocolate.

Overall these cupcakes were velvety, moist and rich in taste – thanks Nigella you babe! They also pulled away so easily from their cases which is the sign of a good bake – horrah πŸ™‚

Emma was very happy in the end…as was I…as was my office who got the other 15 cupcakes….

Cupcakes

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