Red velvet cupcakes

Ingredients for 12 cupcakes:
- 60ml vegetable oil (or light olive oil)
- 150g sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon cacao powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons of red food colouring paste
- 1 ½ teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 125ml buttercream
- 150g flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon of white vinegar   
Cream cheese frosting:
- 200g cream cheese
- 120g butter (room temperature)
- 120g icing sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Pre-heat the oven to 175°C.

2. Mix the sugar and oil and when they are completely integrated, add the egg.

3. Sift the flour and the cacao into another bowl.

4. Using a whisk, add the flour and cacao to the sugar mix without stopping to mix, always alternating the flour and the buttercream.

5. In a small glass, mix the vinegar and baking soda and when it starts bubbling pour it into the mix.

6. Finally add the red colouring and the vanilla extract.

7. Put the paper moulds into the tray and then spread the mix evenly across.

8. Bake for around 20 minutes.

9. While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting.

10. Sift the icing sugar and whisk with the butter, the cream cheese and the vanilla extract.

11. Keep in the fridge until needed.

12. Allow the cupcakes to cool down completely and using a piping bag top with the frosting.

Bon app├ętit!

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