Make these delish Red Velvet Cupcakes: recipe from singer Paul Young

Published Friday, May 2 2014, 19:30 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Red velvet cupcakes are always a winner, so why not whip up this easy recipe while doing your bit for a really good cause?

We're sharing this scrummy recipe with you to help encourage everyone to get baking in May to raise money for the charity Children with Cancer UK.

Red velvet cupcakes

© Children with cancer UK

Part-time celebrity chef and 80's singer Paul Young created this yummy recipe – check out the video below to see the man himself showing off his baking skills in the kitchen. And please share this page with everyone you know so we can get everyone baking for charity this month!


  • Three eggs
  • 175g / 6oz butter
  • 175g / 6oz golden caster sugar
  • 150g / 5oz self-raising flour
  • 80g/ 2oz white chocolate, melted
  • One tablespoon red gel colouring or 40ml of red food colouring
  • 12 cupcake cases
  • 12 hole muffin tin


1 Heat the oven to 180c/350f/gas 4.

2 Put 12 cupcake cases into the muffin tin and set aside.

3 In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light in colour and fluffy. You can use an electric mixer or a wooden spoon.

4 In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs with a fork and then beat them into the butter and sugar mixture, a little at a time. If it looks like it might curdle add a tablespoon of flour.

5 Sift flour into mixture and fold in. Stir in the melted chocolate and food colouring.

6 Scoop into muffin cases and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Paul’s top tip – you can use an ice cream scoop to get the perfect quantity into every cupcake case!

7 In a clean bowl, combine butter and cream cheese then incorporate icing sugar.

8 Frost the cupcakes and decorate as desired.

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Nutrition Information

Makes 12

Watch Paul make these delicious cakes:

Children with Cancer UK's Bake Club is taking place throughout May. For more info, head HERE.

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