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Things got loud in the kitchen when Ous' Thandi hung out with Major League DJz. Twins Bandile and Banele Mbere are best known for their energetic DJ performances, and we know they can deliver an awesome set in the club - but what are they like helping to make Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Double Spin? 

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If you've missed the first episodes of Ous' Thandi's Baking Show, catch episode 1 with soap star Kay Sibiya here, episode 2 with beauty vlogger Mihlali Ndamase here, and episode 3 featuring soccer legend Jimmy Tau here

Red Velvet Cupcakes with a Double Spin

  • 2 cups sugar

  • ¾ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 cup buttermilk, room temperature

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence

  • 1½ Tablespoon red food colouring (gel)

  • ½ cup hot water

  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar

  • 2 cups flour

  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder


  • 200g mascarpone softened at room temperature

Preheat oven to 160C. In a large bowl, mix sugar and oil until well combined. In a separate bowl, beat eggs, buttermilk, vanilla extract and food colouring, add to the sugar and oil and mix until mixture is uniform in colour.

Now mix in hot water, vinegar, sifted flour, bicarb, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Mix to combine all ingredients.

Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners and pour ¼ cup of batter into each liner. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until tops are spongy to the touch. Be careful not to over-cook.

Remove from oven and let cupcakes sit in the pan for 5 minutes.

Place cupcakes on a rack to finish cooling.

Finish by adding a dollop or two of mascarpone (sweetened if preferred - and stir in a little cream if it’s too thick) and some red velvet crumbs to garnish.

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