Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Red Velvet Butterfly Cakes with Raspberry Curd



Post Coital #GBBO Fix!

So, the Great British Bake Off has finished for another year and as ever I am inspired by the baking of this year's contestants.  I was rooting for Ruby, but I think the best girl won on the day.  I mentioned that I had plans for some raspberry curd on my last Sunday Afternoon Tease post, and here are the resulting cupcakes.  Ladies and gentlemen, I give you my Red Velvet Butterfly Cupcakes with Raspberry Curd!


For the chocolate cupcakes, I used Nigella's recipe for Red Velvet Cupcakes from her website and the only change I made was to use a natural food colouring instead of my usual radioactive food colouring paste.  You may remember the 'vibrant' rainbow cake that I made for my little girls' birthday earlier in the year that featured a hippy trippy amount of food colouring?  Well, I decided to be a little more restrained and used this natural food colouring, which I still think gave a nice result; as you can see the cake batter is a bit on the puce side due to the addition of cocoa powder.


Not so much a butterfly, as a vampire bat, methinks?!   I scooped a circle out of the centre of the cupcakes and filled them with some gloriously zingy raspberry curd.  You can find a recipe for raspberry curd here on the Waitrose website, although I think I actually hashed together a couple of recipes for this batch.  


Even though I say so myself, these cupcakes are delicious; the raspberry curd and fresh raspberry lifts the cupcakes to another level.

I shall be following the progress of young Ruby on her blog, which you can find here.

Happy Baking!  Galx

11 comments:

  1. The cupcakes look wonderful. Thanks for sharing the links to the recipes.

    Hope you are having a great week!

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  2. Those cupcakes look positively scrummy. I am so going to miss GBBO. I really loved it this year. I as trying to force a Kitchen Aid christmas present on my husband, but he was having none of it. I have to find another way to get a KitchenAid into my kitchen. lol

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    1. Hi Dibs, So lovely to see you visiting my blog :) Keep asking for that Kitchen Aid - one day I must tell everyone about the Christmas that my husband gave me diamond earrings instead of a kitchenaid!

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  3. Omg delish!! I wanted beca to win so was gutted when she didn't make the final! Agree France's deserved to win! Xx

    http://hipslikecinders.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Yes, I loved Beca too - it was a close call this year. xx

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  4. They look gorgeous and hsssh ... the mixture looks yummy too :-) Wish I'd been there to lick the bowl. I've pinned these on my cakes board - Alice @ Mums Make Lists #pocolo

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  5. I'm not sure what I'm going to do on Tuesday evenings now! The cakes look lovely and raspberry curd sounds like a great idea, I've never made it before.#pocolo

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  6. I LOVE red velvet cake - and these look gorgeous :) Thank you for sharing with PoCoLo x

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to comment. GAL x

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