Cakes & Muffins

Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes

Prep time
Cooking time
Skill Level
Not yet rated.
Red Velvet Christmas Cupcakes

What you need

300g (2 cups) plain flour
30g (1/4 cup) Bourneville cocoa powder
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
315g (1 1/2 cups) caster sugar
250ml (1 cup) buttermilk
200g unsalted butter, melted
2 eggs, lightly whisked
1 Tbsp white vinegar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 Tbsp red food colouring
1 packet Red Velvet Oreos, crushed
Philadelphia Cream Cheese frosting

Make it

  1. Preheat oven to 170°C. Line eighteen 80ml (1/3 cup) capacity muffin pans with paper cases.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Stir through the sugar.
  3. Whisk the buttermilk, butter, eggs, vinegar and vanilla in a large jug until combined. Make a well in the centre of the flour mixture.
  4. Add the buttermilk mixture. Stir until just combined. Stir in the food colouring.
  5. Set aside some crushed Oreos for garnish, then add remaining Oreos to the cake mix and stir to combine.
  6. Divide the mixture among the lined pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centres comes out clean.
  7. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Pipe or spread over the Philly frosting and serve.