valentine cupcakes`

Ingredients

  • 200g/7oz Odlums Cream Plain Flour
  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 150g/5oz Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2½ Tablespoons Cocoa (sieved)
  • ½ Teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract
  • 1 Bottle Goodall’s Red Colouring (25ml)
  • 150ml/¼ pt Buttermilk
  • Pinch of Salt
  • ½ Teaspoon Odlums Bread Soda (sieved)
  • 1½ Teaspoons White Vinegar

Topping

  • 125g/4oz Butter (room temperature)
  • 100g/½ 200g Tub Cream Cheese
  • 325g/11oz Icing Sugar (sieved)
  • 1 Teaspoon Goodall’s Vanilla Extract

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.350°F/Gas 4. Line a twelve cupcake tin with paper cases.
  2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and creamy. Add the egg and beat well.
  3. Next put the cocoa, vanilla and colouring into the mixture and mix well to combine.
  4. Reduce speed on beater and add half the buttermilk and flour, mix well. Repeat with remaining buttermilk and flour.
  5. Finally, add in the salt, bread soda and vinegar. Beat on high speed until completely smooth.
  6. Divide the batter evenly between the paper cases. Bake for 20 minutes approx. until risen and firm to springy to the touch.
  7. Cool for in tin for 10 minutes, then, transfer to a wire tray to cool.
  8. When cold beat the topping ingredients together until smooth.
  9. Use to pipe or spread on each cupcake. Decorate as wished!!