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Red Velvet Cupcakes

Made these quick and easy cupcakes for my kids on Valentine's day. It really came out well, truly relished by my kids.

Who can resist a Red Velvet Cupcake,yummm!


100 gms plain flour

80 gms soft butter (melt the butter)

80 gms powdered sugar

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cocoa powder

1/4tsp soda bicarbonate

1tsp rum

1 egg

Red gel colour


Sift the dry ingredients together (plain flour,baking powder,sodabicarbonate and cocoa powder)

Whisk the egg and powder sugar together.Add the vanilla essence and red colour, whisk again.

Add the dry ingredients and some warm water (about 1/4 cup) and whisk again

Add the tsp of rum and the melted butter and whisk well.

Pour the batter in cupcake moulds and bake at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 mins or till done.

For the topping

Icing sugar sifted and then add warm water or warm milk to make a thick paste

Add this with a spoon onto the cupcake .

Mix fine sugar with red colour.

Sprinkle on to the icing.

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