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Easy Homemade Pink Velvet Cupcakes recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Homemade Pink Velvet Cupcakes are the PERFECT pink cupcakes. Moist, tender cupcakes made from scratch, then colored in a vibrant pink, then topped with a fluffy cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Cake, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pink Velvet Cupcakes
Servings: 12
Calories: 298kcal


Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk, room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • pink food coloring

Vanilla Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, chilled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • sugar sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  • In another bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium-high speed 5 minutes until fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well with each addition. Add the vanilla and beat to combine.
  • Add the flour mixture in thirds alternating with the milk, mixing to incorporate with each addition. Add the food coloring, whisk until incorporated. 
  • Pour the batter into muffin tin, filling 2/3 of the way up.
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let them for 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and cool to room temperature before frosting.
  • For the frosting, in a large mixing bowl, whip the cold heavy cream on high speed (1-2 minutes) until thick and fluffy.
  • In a second large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioner’s sugar. Start on low speed, then beat on high speed for 2 minutes until creamy. Then beat in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Use a spatula to gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mix until well blended.
  • Pipe the frosting onto cooled cupcakes and top with sugar sprinkles. Enjoy!


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 153mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg