1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon vinegar
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup Sasko Cake Flour
1/3 cup oil
2 tablespoon cocoa powder
1- 2 tablespoons liquid red food colouring (can adjust to your desired colour)
2 teaspoons vanilla essence (or one teaspoon vanilla extract)
1/2 teaspoon Moir’s Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
Combine buttermilk and vinegar in a bowl and set aside.
Combine sugar, oil and extracts/essences in a large mixing bowl. Add the buttermilk mix and combine thoroughly.
Add the rest of your dry ingredients, mix until all lumps are gone. Lastly add your red liquid food colouring. Mix thoroughly
Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full.
Bake for 17-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the centre of a cupcake comes out clean.
Wait at least 30 minutes, or until completely cool to frost.
Butter cream icing
3-4 cups icing sugar, sifted
2-3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
Cream butter, milk and vanilla essence. Gradually add icing sugar until smooth and creamy and forms peaks. Decorate cupcakes as desired.
Cupcakes giving hope
International Childhood Cancer Awareness Day is coming up on 15 February and the non-profit organisation Cupcakes 4 Kids with Cancer is asking for your baking (or buying) help.
Spread the cupcake love this February by getting your school or company involved. Become a Cupcake Angel by hosting your own ‘Party of HOPE’. This will be a fun way to create awareness and to help raise funds for children with cancer. For more info email Rochelle at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.cupcakesofhope.org or head to the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cupcakes-4-Kids-with-Cancer/240029212684318