Today I have been very festive and decided to give Christmas cupcakes a go and also learnt how to make a Moscow Mule cocktail. Here are the recipe’s for you to try too!
I chose red velvet cupcakes, simply because I felt the red was very festive plus I fancied a change from your normal vanilla cupcakes.
For the red velvet cupcakes
60g unsalted butter, at room temperature
150g caster sugar
10g cocoa powder
20ml red food colouring (I used Dr. Oetker’s or you can use a paste colouring as
red food colourings vary in strength)
½tsp vanilla extract
150g plain flour
½tsp bicarbonate of soda
1½tsp white wine vinegar
Once you have made your cupcakes and let them completely cool down, it’s time to ice them! I used conventional butter icing as I don’t like creme cheese icing!
For the icing:
80g unsalted butter, at room temperature
250g of icing sugar
When mixing add a few tablespoons of milk gradually to get the thick creamy texture, and then you can decorate!..
When you want to tuck into your Christmas cupcakes make sure to make yourself a Moscow Mule, I found out about this when purchasing a copper mug from Urban Outfitters so I had to try this winter cocktail. Copper mug is optional but looks very Pinterest worthy 😉
I hope you enjoy these recipe’s and tweet me your photos if you make any of these! (@couponqueenemma)