Red velvet bites

Red velvet bites

Whip you these brightly coloured treats in 12 minutes!

By , 03 March 2017
Red velvet bites
  • Ready in: 12 mins
  • Serves: 16
  • Price: 17p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 34g serving contains
  • Energy 459KJ 110KCAL
    6%
  • Fat high
    6.5g
    9%
  • Saturates high
    4.1g
    21%
  • Sugars high
    11.6g
    13%
  • Salt med
    0.17g
    3%
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1351kJ/323kcal.
Ingredients
  • 50g butter, softened
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 10g coca powder
  • 10g tube Dr. Oetker Gel Food Colour in Bright Red
  • 125ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 1/2tsp white wine vinegar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 30g icing sugar
  • 100g full-fat soft cheese
Method
  • Line 8 espresso cups, or 4 coffee cups, with discs of greaseproof paper.

  • Beat together the butter, caster sugar, egg, cocoa powder and food colouring, until smooth.

  • Beat in first the milk, then the bicarbonate and vinegar and then the flour.

  • Half-fill the cups with the mixture. Cook on 50% power for 2mins then in 15sec bursts until the tops of the sponges are springy. Turn out, cool, then halve (or quarter if using larger cups).

  • Beat the icing sugar into the soft cheese. Spread on the cakes and top with any spare crumbs of sponge.