Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist pink velvet cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting. A fun homemade treat for Valentine’s Day or any day!

Pink velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I thought we were in the clear sickness wise. It was too good to be true when no one was immediately sick after the first kiddo came down with the bug last week. Now another one is down for the count. Fingers crossed we can get through this quickly. It stinks not being able to do much to help. Of course I’m also keeping my fingers tightly crossed that I manage to make it through this without getting sick.

These are the kinds of days that grocery delivery service would be amazing. Unfortunately, in our area that doesn’t exist. Southern New Hampshire stores really needs to get on that. It’d be such a huge hit, especially in the cooler months.

Sooo… did you hear the news? Punxsutawney Phil didn’t see his shadow! That supposedly means an early Spring. I mean, it’s a giant rodent predicting the weather and the future so take it with a grain of salt. But I’m willing to be a bit hopeful that it turns out to be true. It’s a 50/50 chance.

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Pink velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’m a huge chocolate cake fan, but I also love vanilla. So, what’s a vanilla loving girl or guy to do around the holidays that are full of red velvet… aka chocolate cake?

Pink velvet!

The perfect festive treat when you really crave a moist vanilla cupcake.

This small batch moist pink velvet cupcake recipe is an absolute perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day…or any day! Top them off with whipped cream cheese frosting and festive heart sprinkles for an extra special and flavorful treat!

Be sure to add these homemade pink velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting to your holiday plans! Pair with red velvet cupcakes to satisfy every craving!

Pink velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist pink velvet cupcakes with whipped cream cheese frosting. A fun homemade treat for Valentine's Day or any day!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake, Valentine's Day
Servings: 7 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 C granulated sugar
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • 1/2 C plain or vanilla yogurt
  • 2-3 drops Americolor dusty rose

Frosting:

  • 6 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 3 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • Sprinkles optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with 7 paper liners. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg white and vanilla, followed by salt and baking powder. Scrape the bowl as needed. Alternate additions of flour and yogurt until they are completely mixed in with no streaks remaining. Finally, add 2-3 drops gel food coloring, mixing well until fully combined and no streaks remain. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl to ensure all batter is tinted. 
  • Divide batter between prepared liners using a large cookie scoop. 
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool in pan for 2-5 minutes or until easy to handle. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together cream cheese and butter until smooth. Mix in vanilla, followed by powdered sugar, adding in small batches until fully combined. Frost as desired. If decorating with sprinkles, apply immediately. 

Notes

A jumbo round piping tip was used for this recipe.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

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Pink velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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