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Pink Velvet Cupcakes


PAULETTE SMITH • Winston-Salem, North Carolina
My daughter loves all things pink, so this recipe was
perfect for her birthday. Oddly enough, my teenage son
(who’s not a fan of pink) devours these cupcakes, too!

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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pink paste food coloring
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups vanilla or white chips
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Pink coarse sugar and edible glitter


Servings 2


Step 1

1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter, sugar and food
coloring until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well
after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour,
baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed
mixture alternately with buttermilk.

2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350°
for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
racks to cool completely.

3. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, melt chips and butter
with cream over low heat; stir until smooth. Transfer to a
large mixing bowl. Chill for 30 minutes, stirring once.

4. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes or until soft peaks form and frosting is light and fluffy. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert #30 star tip. Fill bag with frosting; frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and edible glitter. Store in the refrigerator.

Editor’s Note: Edible glitter is available from Wilton Industries. Call 1-800/794-5866 or visit

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