Red Velvet Cupcakes

When you hear Red Velvet you always feel they are a little bit special and up a notch from your usual cupcake. Personally, they don’t rock my boat as much as other flavours do but they always receive a great reaction and visitors love them so for that reason, they are served at cozebakes. We’re all about pleasing people!

Made this particular recipe for the first time;  I’ve always found Red Velvet recipes seemed quite complicated for a simple cupcake but this one worked out well and wasn’t difficult. There are more ingredients in a red velvet than most other cupcakes but they are worth it for a special occasion. What I like about this recipe is that these cakes will keep for a few days in a cake tin or airtight container. You can also freeze them and then defrost and ice when you need them. Handy to get ahead 🙂

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Lemon & Blueberry Madeira with Cream Cheese Frosting

This is a basic madeira cake recipe that never fails to be perfect with a cuppa. As I’m such a huge lemon fan and had a punnet of blueberries in the fridge, I decided to add these in for a little change to the plain madeira recipe. I also had one tub of Philadelphia Cream Cheese in the fridge which was going to run out of date, so that became the icing.

Definitely worth making this cake. It’s a perfect tea time treat, a lovely birthday cake and great to bring to someone’s house as a gift. If you don’t want to have a Cream Cheese Frosting, just make up icing using Icing Sugar and a little water or lemon juice and once the cake is cool, drizzle this over the top.

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