Black velvet cupcakes

20 Oct

the hungry mum

black velvet cupcakes The Hungry Mum

Red velvet anything is my favourite. I don’t have an overly sweet tooth but when I am in a bakery/cafe/ on Pinterest and see the magical words ‘red velvet’ I am hooked.

I thought I would mix up my red passion for black with this recipe for black velvet cupcakes. Fun fact for those who don’t know – black velvet is a cocktail made from Guinness and champagne. Interesting, huh? I’m absolutely #TeamChampagne (see my pink champagne recipe here and The Hungry Dad is partial to a Guinness come the colder months but the two combined doesn’t float my boat. Having never tried it, however, maybe I shouldn’t be so harsh in my judgment.

In any case, when I saw a black velvet baking recipe on the BBC Good Food site I knew it would be a perfect recipe to make for Sydney’s cold weather. I transformed their recipe…

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14 Responses to “Black velvet cupcakes”

  1. Lynz Real Cooking October 20, 2015 at 9:28 pm #

    this looks amazing!

  2. thesurprisedgourmet October 21, 2015 at 10:52 am #

    These cupcakes look delicious and perfect for Halloween.

  3. Gingerbread Jenn October 21, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    I can’t even imagine what Guinness and champagne tastes like! These look great though 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum October 22, 2015 at 1:18 am #

      Cheers Jenn! I know, I think a glass of Champagne needs no further dressing up 😉

  4. Chitra Jagadish October 21, 2015 at 9:32 pm #

    Black velvet cupcakes-sounds and looks super luscious… yummm

  5. Julie Carlyle October 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm #

    I have never heard of black velvet cupcakes but I am very interested!! Might have to try them :0

    Thanks for sharing
    Gourmet Getaways

    • The Hungry Mum October 22, 2015 at 1:17 am #

      Thanks Julie – they seem to be more popular OS than here in Oz. I am not a fan of stout but the choc in these cakes mellows the taste.

  6. Sophie33 October 22, 2015 at 9:16 am #

    These look just stunning & very delectable too! 🙂
    Nom Nom Nommm!

  7. Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 22, 2015 at 11:13 am #

    Lovely looking cupcakes! I’ve never tried a Black Velvet drink but I really feel like I must given its glorious name! 😀

  8. Gather and Graze October 22, 2015 at 11:22 am #

    Wow, who would have thought? Guinness in a cupcake? Intrigued to find out how this tastes.

  9. nancyc October 23, 2015 at 12:39 am #

    These look like very yummy cupcakes! 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum October 23, 2015 at 12:56 am #

      Thanks 🙂 They are so dark and make a change from traditional choc cupcakes.

  10. The Bakealogue November 1, 2015 at 11:01 am #

    Black Velvet! Wow!! Now this is something I have got to try …

    • The Hungry Mum November 1, 2015 at 11:33 pm #

      I hope you do – it is such a dense, rich cake (and quite delicious!)

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