Sunday, 28 June 2015

Blue velvet cupcakes!!!!

Prep time - 20 min
Cook time - 22 min

Serves - 28 medium sized cupcakes 

1.Unsalted butter- 1/2 cup
2.Sugar-2 cups
3.Blue colour food colouring (gel)-1 T
4.Violet colour food colouring(gel) - 2 drops
5.Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup
6.Cocoa powder - 2 T
7.Vanilla essence- 1 T
8.Apple cider vinegar- 1 t
9.Cake flour- 2 1/2 cups
10.Buttermilk- 1 cup
11.Baking powder- 1/2 t
12.Baking soda - 1/2 t
13.Hot espresso - 1/4 cup

1.Sieve together the cake flour , baking soda and powder and keep aside.

2.Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy , for about 5 min.Add the eggs one by one and mix until just incorporated.
3.In a separate bowl whisk in the cocoa , hot espresso , the food colourings, vanilla and vinegar until you get a smooth paste . Add this paste to the above mixture.
4.Add in the oil.
5.Add in the cake flour mixture to the above mixture alternating it with buttermilk making sure that you start and end with flour.
6.Pour the batter evenly into the cupcake moulds and bake in a preheated oven at 160 c for 22 min.
7. Frost the cupcakes when cooled. Enjoy :)

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