Valentine’s day is all about spreading love, whether it’s with your spouse, parents, colleague, etc. show some love this Valentine’s day with some yummy raspberry cupcakes!
You will need:
For the cakes:
250g Butter (I use Stork)
250g Self raising flour
250g Caster Sugar
1 tsp vanilla essence
For the butter icing:
300g Icing sugar
Splash of milk
Start off by mixing the butter and sugar in a bowl. Mix until smoooooooth.
Add in the flour, milk, and eggs and mix until you get a creamy consistency.
Bake at 180c for about 12 minutes, until golden brown.
Next sift the icing sugar into a bowl until completely lump free. Am I the only who doesn’t remember icing sugar being so hard and lumpy??
Whisk in the butter and add a 1/4 teaspoon of red food dye. Please be aware any red food dye with cochineal contains beetle’s blood, that’s what cochineal is, so if you are a vegetarian or vegan or just think that’s gross then avoid it. I don’t personally buy red dye with cochineal because it tastes awful, but that’s just my opinion!
Pick up some cute decorations from any big supermarkets (or little) I used icing hearts, freeze-dried strawberries, and freeze-dried raspberries from Sainsburys. You can pick them up here:
This post was part of a Valentines blogger countdown where each day up until Valentines Day you can check out 13 other bloggers pages! Check them out here:
Day 1 – Connie https://www.earthtoconnie.com Date ideas for Valentine’s Day
Day 2 – Deanna www.deannastilwell.com Valentine’s Day Makeup & Outfit inspiration
Day 3 – Lavrax https://lavraxlondon.com/ Edible and personalised gift ideas
Day 4 – Megan https://meganelizabethlifestyle.com Valentine’s Day Ideas for Singles
Day 5 – Macey www.twinklexthoughts.blogspot.com The Origin story of Valentine’s Day
Day 6 – Rach www.musingsofthephoenix.co.uk Valentine’s Day ideas for the family
Day 7 – Me – You’re here 😉
Day 8 – Shealea https://shutupshealea.com/ Sapphic romances that’ll make your heart soft on Valentine’s Day
Day 9 – Kerry www.kerryexplores.com Valentines gifts for travelers
Day 10 – Vicky www,crunchyleavesandsunsets.co.uk Mindful Date ideas
Day 11 – Divine https://readivinee.wordpress.com/ The Perks of Dating a Mood Reader
Day 12 – Soph www.sophisobel.com Valentines Day gifts on a budget / for students
Day 13 – Koral www.TheUnsanityBlog.com Valentines Day and Mental Health
Day 14 – Taiwo www.alifestylenerd.wordpress.com How to enjoy Valentine’s Day alone