Pink velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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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