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Prepare the the paper cases and then leave to a side.
You will also need a mixer
Place the 60 g of butter in the mixer
Then add the caster sugar along with the butter and beat until well combined on medium speed.
Turn mixer on high , then gradually add the egg and beat until well mixed.
In a small bowl add cocoa powder...
....Then the red food colouring....
And the vanilla extract...
Then mix to make a dark paste.
Then in a larger bowl place the butter mixture in along with the paste
Mix with a whisk until evenly coloured.
Slowly add in the flour and buttermilk whilst stirring you can use a mixer. Repeat this until all the buttermilk and flour have been mixed in thoroughly. You will end up with a smooth mixture.
Preheat oven at 180C/160C fan/gas Mark 4
Spoon the mixture into the paper cases until 2/3 full.
Repeat for all the paper cases.
Then bake in preheated oven for 20mins, keep checking on them every 5mins.
Whilst waiting clean equipment to clear the place up!
After 20mins take the cupcakes out of the oven and let them cool down on cooling rac
For the frosting this is what you will need
Beat the icing sugar 50g of butter and cream cheese together until thoroughly mixed in . Continue beating for a few mins until light and fluffy
Transfer the mixture to a bowl
When the cupcakes have cooled down, spoon a third of the frosting into the piping bag.
Use to decorate the first 4 cupcakes then fill up again to do the rest.
Then you can decorate with edible sprinkles or silver balls or glitter etc
Now it's ready to eat.
It's one fun thing to make even if you can't bake! :)
Now tuck in, yummy