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Tasty Tuesday - Red Velvet Cupcakes

This week our recipe comes from Chef Ashton Mitchell's larder at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge... an ideal celebration treat!

Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe


To buy

125g Cake flour

¼ tsp salt

1tbsp cocoa powder

60g softened butter

150g white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla essence

1 tsp milk

1 tbsp red food colouring

½ tbsp white vinegar

½ tsp bicarbonate of soda



60g cream cheese

30g softened butter

½ tsp vanilla essence

¾ cup icing sugar



To make

  • Cream butter & sugar. Add egg, vanilla & milk. Mix well.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients. Mix well.
  • Grease mini muffin pan. Add 1 tablespoon of batter per cup.
  • Bake at 160° for 10 min or until cooked through/


  • Place cream cheese, butter & vanilla in a bowl.
  • Using an electric mixer, beat until pale.
  • Gradually add icing sugar, beat until combined.


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Stay at Leopard Mountain Game Lodge



Leopard Mountain Game Lodge is situated within the 23 000 hectare Zululand Rhino Reserve, near Hluhluwe in KwaZulu Natal. Most thatched stone chalets have stunning views over the river and wilderness and offer peace and tranquility. Join the enthusiastic rangers on game drives and guided walks through pristine wilderness abundant with game including the Big 5, cheetah, wild dog and black rhino. Soak up the sun lounging around the rock pool and enjoy evenings around an open fire with tantalizing cuisine, sipping wine from the unique award-winning wine collection.


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