Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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By Lorraine Pascale

Published 2017

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People go wild for my red velvet recipes on social media. I think there’s something very special about red velvet cupcakes – it might be their super-rich red colour, or it might be the sweet and slight sourness of the cream cheese frosting. Either way, when you serve these cupcakes, they are always going to be a big hit.


  • 180 g butter, softened
  • 180 g soft light brown sugar
  • 3 tb


Preheat the oven to 180°C (fan 160°C/350°F/gas 4) and line the cupcake tin with twelve paper cases.

Put the butter and sugar in a bowl and cream them together. The best way to do this is by using a hand-held electric whisk or a stand mixer, but you can use a wood