Wednesday, 16 November 2011

Recipe: Rainbow Velvet Cupcakes

Time for even more yummy treats! These rainbow velvet cupcakes are probably the fluffliest and spongiest I have ever tasted. The cupcakes themselves aren't too sweet actually but the vanilla frosting definitlely is - both combined is simply delicious though! The cakes all have different colours but you can't tell from the outside.. you'll have to wait until you take your first bite to see what one you got! :)

This is what you'll need to make 12 little Rainbow Velvet Cakes:
  • 125g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 75g caster sugar
  • 90ml oil
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 70g natural yogurt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • food colouring

Preheat your oven to 175°C and line a muffin baking tray with 12 cupcake cases. In one bowl, mix all the dry ingredients together, and in another bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Then slowly combine the two and mix until well combined. If your mixture feels a little too dry, simply add another splash of milk. Divide your batter in small bowls and tint with your chosen food colourings. I used pink, blue and green, but it's completely up to you how many and which colours you use! Spoon your mixtures into the cupcake cases until two-third full and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes. To check if they are done, insert a wooden skewer into one of your cupcakes and if it comes out completely clean (no crumbs!), you can take the cakes out and leave them to cool on a cooling rack :)

Because the cupcakes aren't really that sweet, I used a (very sugary) vanilla icing and went a little crazy with the sprinkles haha! The icing is very easy and quick to make, and this is how:
  • 135g sifted icing sugar
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 10ml whole milk
  • a few drops of vanilla extract
Slowly(!) mix all the ingredients together until light and fluffy - this should take about five minutes. You can either spoon the icing onto your cupcakes (the way I did it) or use a piping bag for a nicer and tidier finish. Add some sprinkles if you like, or leave your cupcakes plain, and then ENJOY! :)

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