Tweaked Red Velvet Cupcakes
1 bottle of red food colouring
2 tablespoons cocoa (the first time using my packet of Valrhona cocoa... ohhh la la)
1/4 cup milk
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon plain flour
2 teaspoons vanilla essence
1 cup self-raising flour
Butter icing:125g softened butter
1 cup of icing sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
A few drops of red food colouring
In a small bowl make a paste out of the food colouring and cocoa, and mix until smooth.
Combine all other ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add cocoa paste to the cake mixture and beat until light and well combined. Spoon mixture into cupcake molds.
Bake for about 10-15 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before icing.
For the icing, whip butter until white and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix until smooth. Spread over cooled cupcakes.