Bookish Recipe: Red Velvet Alice in Wonderland Cupcakes

Welcome to Bookish Recipes, a feature on the blog where I cook or bake a recipe from a book I have loved and share the result with you. Today, my inspiration comes from one of my favourite children books: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. I love red velvet cupcakes and I had been meaning to bake some for my mum because she hadn't tried them. So I decided to make them a bit more fun with these cute wrappers from Alice and the white bunny I found on Pinterest and some Eat Me tags. 

To make them, I adapted a bit a recipe from Objetivo Cupcake. Here is what you need to make 8 cupcakes:
  • 55g butter
  • 150g sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp of Red Food Colouring Paste (I used Wilton Christmas Red Food Colouring)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 120ml buttermilk (I didn't have buttermilk so I took 120ml of milk and added a tsp of lemon juice and after 5 minutes I added it to the mix)
  • 150g flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
1) Preheat oven 170ยบ. In a bowl beat together the sugar and the butter. Then add the egg and the vanilla extract.
2) Add half of the flour (previously seized together with the cocoa and baking powder). Mix and add the buttermilk. Add the rest of the flour.
3) Add the food colouring paste (add more if you want it even more red) and divide the mixture in 8 cupcake moulds.
4) Bake in the oven for 20 minutes. While they are in the oven you can print all the wrappers you need and cut them.

For the frosting I went for Cream Cheese Icing. This is what you'll need: 
  • 125g cold cream cheese
  • 60g butter (room temperature)
  • 300g icing sugar
Beat together the butter with the icing sugar and once it has the texture desired, add the cream cheese and mix well.

Needless to say, the cupcakes were a roaring success. My mum is a new Red Velvet fan! 

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9 comentaris

  1. Those are precious and I bet they taste amazing. I love red velvet cupcakes. Such a cute idea to pair them with the Alice theme. My grown daughter is a cupcake baker and I'll have to tell her about your idea. So cute!

    1. Thank you Kay! :) I think they turned out to be really cute! Thank God for pinterest!

  2. What a lovely idea for your mother, and beautifully presented. I'm sure they are delicious. Haven't yet made red velvet cake, but will one day soon.

    1. Thanks Claudia! :) You should give red velvet a try, they are so beautiful and tasty!

  3. These are wonderful! I love the bunny ear topper and who can resist red velvet cake (not me!)?

    1. haha Me neither! The wrappers and toppers are really cute right? Love Pinterest! :)

  4. Gotta resist those cupcakes! Cheers from Carole's Chatter!

    1. Difficult to resist right? Thanks Carole! :)

  5. Om nom nom nom! Red velvet cupcakes are soooo yummy!
    And those wrappers are super cute!!