Red Velvet Cupcakes Go GREEN


This recipe is for Red Velvet Cupcakes, but because it’s St Patricks Day I thought I’d make them green for our Irish friends out there.



2 ½ cups plain flour

½ teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons cocoa powder

2 x 50ml bottles green food colouring

1 cup of vegetable oil

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

1 teaspoon peppermint or vanilla extract  (I used peppermint to go  with the green colour)

1 cup buttermilk

1 ½ teaspoon  baking soda

1 tablespoon white vinegar



Preheat oven to 180C/350F, line your cupcake tins with paper liners


In a bowl sift together the flour and salt, set aside

In a small bowl mix the colour and cocoa powder together until completely mixed, set aside

Using an electric mixer,  mix the oil and sugar on medium  speed until  combined, add eggs one at a time then add the peppermint or vanilla extract  and  mix until light and creamy , scraping the sides of the bowl as you go,  Now add the colour and cocoa powder mixture until evenly mixed.

Add the flour and buttermilk alternately starting and ending with the flour, mix until just combined

In a small bowl stir together the vinegar and baking soda, this will fizz,  now add it to the mixture and mix for a few seconds more.

Scoop mixture into your prepared tins and bake for about 20 mins, when  toothpick comes out clean they’re done. Cool completely before icing, I used the Betty Crocker  prepared icing mixture & added about 10 drops of the food colouring.

Makes about 22 regular cupcakes



2 Responses

  1. oooh these were soo good. A huge hit with my family. My 11yo daughter made them with no problem at all. We did only use 1/2 a bottle of food colour though.

  2. soo much food colouring, will make today with my daughter, will let you know how we go

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