Red velvet cupcakes

Posted by Basanaki – - Photography by Alan Benson Made popular by New York’s Waldorf Astoria hotel, these cakes are five star. Simple to make yet spectacular as a centrepiece, these red velvet cakes with cream cheese icing are luxurious.To prep 30 min  -  To cook 25 min  -  18 Cupcakes Ingredients: 350g (2 1/3 cups) plain flour 2 tbs cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 1 tsp baking powder 315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar 250ml (1 cup) buttermilk 185ml (3/4 cup) vegetable oil 2 eggs 3 tsp red food colouring 2 tsp white vinegar Dollar Sweets Fairy Fives sprinkles, to decorate frosting 250g pkt cream cheese, at room temperature 100g butter, at room temperature 195g (1 1/4 cups) pure icing sugar, sifted 1 tsp vanilla extract Preparation method: 1) Preheat oven to 180°C.