These Pink Velvet Cupcakes use a simple pink cake recipe loaded with frosting and sprinkles for a fun sweet treat. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
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These Pink Velvet Cupcakes are so fun!
They're made from scratch with a simple cake mix recipe and the end result is a light pink cake loaded with delicious cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.
If you're having a pink party or pink themed event, consider Pink Zebra Sprinkles.
Now, these are candle scents, not sprinkles to decorate your cupcakes with.
However, a fun game to add to a Pink Velvet party is the Guess How Many Sprinkles Pink Zebra game.
Basically, guests each take a guess at how many sprinkles are in the Pink Zebra candle scents jar.
So you don't have to count, the Pink Zebra guess how many sprinkles answer is...
Pink and White Cupcakes
These pink cupcakes are also perfect for Valentine's Day, especially when topped with festive sprinkles, and I think they'd be perfect for a baby shower or gender reveal party too! In either of those cases, you could make a second batch (or split this batch) and replace the pink gel food coloring with blue food coloring.
I chose to top these with a cream cheese frosting. Cream cheese is traditionally paired with red velvet, so I thought it was the perfect fit. Plus, the frosting is so rich and creamy...my favorite!
How to Make Pink Velvet Cupcakes
- To make these pink cupcakes, begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees and lining a cupcake pan with liners.
- Combine together all of the dry ingredients and then add the cubed butter in a stand mixer. Beat until combined.
- Add in the eggs one at a time then beat in the buttermilk and vanilla.
- Mix in the pink food coloring - I recommend pink gel food coloring for the frosting.
- Scoop the pink cake batter into the cupcake liners, filling each about 3/4 way.
- Bake for 15-17 minutes. Allow to cool completely.
How to Make Cream Cheese Frosting For Cupcakes
- To make the cream cheese frosting, combine all ingredients except for the sprinkles in a stand mixer and beat until smooth and stiff.
- Transfer to a piping bag. You can use any tip you'd like but I prefer a star piping tip. It's a simple design but adds extra detail to the dessert.
- Pipe a ring of frosting around the edge of the cupcake. Carefully dip into a bowl of sprinkles.
- Pipe another dollop of frosting into the center.
Enjoy these pink cupcakes any day or as special occasion pink birthday cupcakes!
Other Pink Cake Ideas:
Use this pink velvet cake recipe as the starting point for all your pink cake needs!
You can make a pink and white cake or cupcakes by splitting the batter into two bowls and omitting the pink food coloring from the second.
I prefer the ease of cupcakes but you can use this pink velvet cake mix to make a pink birthday cake or a pink sprinkle cake for any occasion. I think these are perfect for Valentine's Day, baby showers, gender reveals, birthdays and more!
What is pink velvet?
Pink velvet is a twist on traditional red velvet. It has the flavor and velvet-y texture provided by the buttermilk in the recipe but, in this case, uses pink food coloring to achieve a light pink cake mix. If you love red velvet, you'll be a fan of pink velvet too!