Red Velvet Choc-cherry Cupcakes

 

Very cherry chocolate sponges dotted with fruit and topped with creamy frosting - perfect for a cake sale

What you will need

100g butter, softened Butter butt-err Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

140g golden caster sugar

2 large eggs, beaten

225g plain flour

25g cocoa powder

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda Bicarbonate of soda Bicarbonate of soda, or baking soda, is an alkali which is used to raise soda breads and full-…

150ml buttermilk

28ml bottle red food colouring (natural food colouring won't look as bright as an artificial one)

100g glacé cherry, roughly chopped, plus extra to decorate

150ml double cream

140g cherry conserve or jam, sieved

100g dark chocolate, chopped

red icing or edible red glitter, to decorate (optional)

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