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  • Searcys Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes Recipe

    21 January 2021

    Searcys Red Velvet Valentine Cupcakes

    Makes 12

    INGREDIENTS

    Cupcakes

    • 125 g plain flour
    • 1 tbs cocoa powder, sifted
    • 1 tsp baking powder
    • ¼ tsp bicarbonate of soda
    • 50 g unsalted butter, softened
    • 100 g caster sugar
    • ½ tsp red paste food colouring
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 large free-range egg
    • 90 ml buttermilk
    • A generous squeeze of lemon juice

    Cream cheese icing

    • 250 g icing sugar
    • 65 g cream cheese
    • 65 g unsalted butter, softened
    • A generous squeeze of lemon juice
    • White chocolate sprinkles (or decoration of choice)

    METHOD

    Cupcakes

    • Preheat the oven to 170°C/gas mark 3/325°F, and line 2 muffin tins with paper cases.
    • Combine the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
    • In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until you have a soft, pale mixture then beat in the food colouring and the vanilla.
    • Continue beating and add 1 spoonful of the dry ingredients, then half the egg, followed by some more dry ingredients, then the rest of the egg, followed by the dry ingredients.
    • Beat in the buttermilk and lemon juice and divide the batter between the 12 cases. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
    • Leave to fully cool on a rack and until absolutely cold.

    Cream cheese icing

    • Using an electric whisk beat the icing sugar to remove any lumps.
    • Add the cream cheese and butter and mix. Pour in the lemon juice and process again to make a smooth icing.
    • Pipe icing in swirls onto each cupcake.
    • Decorate with chosen decoration.
    • Serve with love!

    We would love to see your creations! Tag us on social media@SearcysLondon #StayinwithSearcys

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