Published On: Tue, Nov 12th, 2019

Green velvet cupcakes

Green velvet cupcakes – a festive take on the classic red velvet!

Move over red velvet GREEN velvet cupcakes are what it’s all about this Christmas.

Green velvet cupcakes

Green Velvet Cupcakes

Servings 18
Author Baking Mad


For the cupcakes

  • 225 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 225 g unrefined golden caster sugar
  • 195 g self-raising white flour
  • 3 large free-range eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 30 g cocoa powder
  • a few drops of green food colouring gel

For the cream cheese frosting

  • 100 g full-fat cream cheese
  • 100 g unsalted butter, softened
  • 400 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • a handful of green sprinkle decorations


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas Mark 4 and line two 12-hole cupcake tins with 18 cases.

  2. Cream together the softened butter and sugar until pale and fluffy. Add in the green food colouring a little at a time until you achieve a relatively bright green colour.

  3. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla, mixing well after each addition to help prevent the mixture from curdling.

  4. Sift in the flour and cocoa powder and carefully fold in until just incorporated. Check the colour is the desired shade of green – add slightly more if required.

  5. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases until they are only just two-thirds full. Place in the oven for 20-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean and the cakes spring back when touched.

  6. Remove from the oven and leave to cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

  7. To make the frosting, beat together the cream cheese and softened butter before adding the lemon juice. Gradually add the icing sugar, beating well until combined and smooth.

  8. Once the cupcakes have cooled, pipe the icing onto the top of each cake and decorate with your chosen sprinkles as desired.

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