Rudolph red velvet cupcakes

17 NOVEMBER 2014
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Prep time: 15mins
Cook time: 20mins
Makes 10-12 cakes

Ingredients:
115g (4 oz) Flora Buttery
115g (4 oz) castor sugar
2 eggs, medium
115g (4 oz) self-raising flour
15g (½ oz) cocoa powder
30ml red food colouring (gel is best)

For the icing:
55g (2 oz) Flora Buttery
225g icing sugar, sieved
1-2 tablespoons milk
25g (1 oz) cocoa powder

For the decoration:
White chocolate buttons and plain chocolate drops
Pretzels
Red sweets

Method:
Preheat oven to 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas mark 4.

Weigh your eggs. Note the weight and measure the same amount of Flora, sugar and flour. Place all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon 2 – 3 minutes until well mixed.

Place dessertspoons of the mixture in 10-12 paper cases or greased bun tins.

Bake for around 20 minutes until soft and springy to touch. Cool on a wire tray.

Mix icing ingredients together and spread over the cakes. Decorate using pretzels for antlers, chocolate buttons and drops for eyes and red sweets for the nose.

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