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.

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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.

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Ingredients

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

Instructions

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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