My Black Velvet Cupcakes

This classic cake batter contains a touch of cocoa, and a drops of black food colouring

Preparation Time 15 minutes.Cooking Time 15 minutes.


100g (13 1/2) self-raising gluten-free flour

15g (1/2) cocoa powder

1/2 tsp gluten-free baking powder

115g (4oz) dairy-free unsalted butter, softened

115g (4oz) castor sugar

2 vegan eggs

1 tsp black food colouring

For The Frosting

200g (7oz) dairy-free cream cheese

6 tbsp icing sugar

200ml (7oz) double dairy-free cream

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F/Gas 4.) Line a bun tray with 12 paper cases.

2.Sift the flour. Cocoa powder, and baking powder together into a large mixing bowl. Add the softened butter, castor sugar, eggs and food colouring. Beat with wooden spoon, electric hand whisk, or mixer until well combined. Spoon the mixture into the cupcake cases, and bake for 15 minutes, or until well risen and the centres spring back when lightly pressed transfer to a wire rack to cool make the frosting, place the cream cheese in a bowl and lightly whip with the icing sugar. Then whisk in the double cream until soft peaks form.

4. Remove a thin layer of cake from the top of each cupcake reserving the scraps. Swirl over the frosting. Crumble the scraps into crumbs and sprinkle over the frosting to decorate.

Published by DFV Queen

I have develop a passion for natural and healthy life style, starting with a vegan life style including regular exercising each day. Which helped to feel inspired and happy within myself. my diet is very restricted due to severe allergies! When ever a food triggers a hostile response from the body's immune system the result is an allergy attack, which on occasion may be life-threatening although it's relatively simple to identifying problem foods, avoiding them completely is not always easy. My journey with allergies hasn't been easy "but" it has helped me to becomes a stronger person and would like to share and encourage others to never get discouraged, there's always light at the end of the tunnel if you keep persevering.

One thought on “My Black Velvet Cupcakes

  1. Thank you, the strange thing is I accidentally use black food colouring because the red and black food colouring looks the same, all I had to do is read the labels. So I had to call it a black velvet cake, and as much as the girls hate soya cheese I barely got a chance to enjoy my cupcakes it was all gone in no time.😂 thanks again hope you had a lovely Christmas and New Year holiday, nice to have back again. Enjoy the rest of your day.


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