Ruby Rouge Cupcakes Recipe | Legendairy

Ruby Rouge Cupcakes


12
Easy
15 MINS
20 MINS

These dainty cupcakes are based on the famous red velvet cake.

INGREDIENTS

  • 125g unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup caster sugar
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/4 cups plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons red food colouring
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 60g butter, softened
  • 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice

METHOD

  1. Beat butter and sugar for 5 minutes until light and creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well between additions.
  2. Add remaining cupcake ingredients and beat for 1 minute until mixture is smooth and even in colour.
  3. Two thirds fill 12 x paper lined muffin pans with the mixture and bake at 180°C for 20 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from pans and cool completely on a cake rack before decorating.
Icing
  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until light and creamy. Add icing sugar and lemon juice beating well until smooth.
To decorate
  1. Cut a sliver off the top of each cupcake and reserve. Spoon icing into a thick snaplock bag, snip off the corner and pipe icing in thick swirls onto cooled cupcakes. Crumble the reserved cupcake over the icing.
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