Red velvet bites
- 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
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.