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11th Feb 2016

Recipe: Surprise Someone Special With Rachel Allen’s Red Velvet Cupcakes This Valentine’s Day

We’re happy to sample any efforts…

If you’re doing a ‘homemade gift’ for Valentine’s this year, or simply whipping up a meal for two to show you care, you might want to make these cupcakes for a special (but delicious) dessert.

As part of RTÉ Player’s Food Hub, Rachel Allen has created a recipe for red velvet cupcakes that are quick and easy to make – and sure to go down a treat whoever the lucky taster is…

With ingredients you’ll find stocked in the kitchen press, all you need is an hour of your time and the patience not to eat the cake mix.

So here’s the ingredients you’ll need for these cupcake creations:

100 g (31/2 oz) butter, softened
200 g (7oz) caster sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs, separated
175 ml (6fl oz) buttermilk
1/2 tsp red food colouring
175 g (6oz) plain flour
25 g (1oz) cornflour
3/4 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
pinch of salt
1 tsp white vinegar
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, sifted
for the frosting
4 large egg whites
250 g (9oz) caster sugar
pinch of salt

Video: RTÉ

For anyone who might want a taster, feel free to send on a sample to the Her offices…