Nothing is more enjoyable than getting together as a family to bake delicious treats. 

 

Now that the festive season is in full swing, why not spend an evening with the kids baking some lovely red velvet cupcakes.

 

They are deliciously easy to make, and perfect for any Christmas party! 

 

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What you'll need: 

 

100g butter

 

200g caster sugar

 

2 eggs, beaten

 

2 tsp vanilla extract

 

1 heaped tbsp red food colouring

 

250g plain flour

 

2 tsp baking powder

 

½ tsp bicarbonate soda

 

2 tbsp cocoa powder

 

175ml buttermilk

 

1 tsp cider vinegar

 

Cream cheese icing

 

50g butter

 

300g cream cheese

 

100g icing sugar

 

1 tsp vanilla extract

 

Crushed candy canes, to decorate

 

Image result for christmas red velvet cupcakes

 

What you'll do:

 

Line a 12 hole baking tray with paper cases.

 

Preheat oven to 170°C/325°F/Gas 3

 

Cream butter and caster sugar together.

 

Add beaten eggs, vanilla extract and red food colouring and stir well.

 

Sift in plain flour, baking powder, bicarbonate soda and cocoa powder.

 

Add buttermilk and cider vinegar and combine.

 

Spoon the mixture into the paper cases and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Leave to cool.

 

To prepare the icing, whisk together the butter, cream cheese, icing sugar and vanilla extract.

 

Once the cupcakes have cooled spread the cream cheese icing on top with a palette knife.

 

Scatter some crushed candy canes on top of each cupcake.

 

Sit back, relax and enjoy! 

 

 

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