How to make Red Marble Cupcakes – Video Tutorial

We’re so excited to present to you our first video tutorial of 2017!

This is a unique recipe that’s just perfect for the upcoming Valentine’s Day holiday.complete-title-page-red-marble-cupcakes-baking-with-amari

I decided to try out some marble cupcakes in the color of the season – red. It came out beautifully ^_^

Hope you get to try this recipe out and if you do – please feel free to share your results on our Facebook page please.

Below is the video tutorial on how to bake the cupcakes – we’ll be showing you how to frost them in a few days.


Yield: Dozen cupcakes (12 pcs)


All- Purpose Flour – 184 gms (1 ½ cups)

Baking Powder      – 4 gms     (1 ½ tspns)

Margarine              – 105 gms  (1/2 cup)

Sugar                      – 105 gms  (1/2 cup)

Vanilla Essence     – 5 mL       (1 tspn)

Egg                         – 2 pcs

Milk                       – 80 ml

Red Gel Color       – 1/8 tspn (Americolor Super Red)


  • Pre-heat oven to 180 ºC or 350 °F. Line a regular sized muffin pan with cupcake liners and set aside. Measure & sift your dry (flour & baking powder) ingredients into a medium bowl and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, measure the margarine & sugar. Beat the eggs in a separate bowl and set aside.
  • Cream the ingredients in a large bowl with a whisk, an electric mixer or a wooden spoon for about 3 – 5 minutes; or until creamy and white in color. Add the eggs  and vanilla, then mix for about 1 minute.
  • Fold in the dry ingredients; starting with half the dry ingredients, fold them into the creamed mixture, then add the remaining half and fold it until well incorporated. Add the milk gradually until the batter is of a preferred consistency, drop texture.
  • Divide the batter into two equal parts and then color one of the batters with the red gel color. Spoon half of each mixture into each of the cupcake liners (one side vanilla, one side red). Get a toothpick and swirl each of the cupcake batters to have a marbled effect.
  • Put the cupcakes into your pre-heated oven in the middle rack.
  • Bake for about 30 – 35 minutes or until the cupcakes are golden brown on top. Insert a toothpick or metal skewer in the middle and make sure it comes out clean.
  • Remove the cupcakes and allow them to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes, then turn them onto a cooling rack or a tray and cool them completely.
  • You can serve them plain; or you can frost (decorate) them and serve.


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We’re having a blog Give-away for those who try out this recipe; you can win awesome prizes when you share your results. For all the details on how to participate and win, click on this link. Deadline to submit your result pictures is Feb. 17th, 9 a.m.

Happy Baking lovely people ^_^

Published by Amari

Baking with Amari offers learning experiences to those who want to experience & know what Bakers & Cake Decorators do in a practical, hands-on settting. We train our students using Cookswell original charcoal ovens. We also offer basic business start-up training for those who want to start small baking businesses. We do groups vocational training anywhere in East Africa as well. We hold classes in our home-based bakery workshop located on Ndwaru road in Riruta, Nairobi; off Naivasha road, next to Pelida School.

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