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Pink Velvet cupcakes filled with cream cheese and a printable cupcake topper! So cute for kids parties pin it for Valentines!

Pink Velvet Cupcakes Cream Cheese Frosting

These deliciously rich, decadent pink velvet cupcakes are perfect for saying I Love You!
Course Dessert
Servings 12
Author Ang @ Juggling Act Mama

Ingredient List

  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/3 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2-3 drops pink food coloring
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk room temperature
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick, room temperature
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-3 tablespoons light cream

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350-degrees. Line cupcake tins with liners and set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream the butter and sugar in an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the food coloring - you can add less for a more pastel color, and more for a more vibrant one.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well before adding the next. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in the vanilla extract.
  5. Reduce the speed to low. Slowly alternate the dry ingredients with the buttermilk, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients. Mix until just combined.
  6. Using an ice cream or muffin scoop, divide the batter in the pan - you want each well to be about two-thirds of the way full.
  7. Bake for 12 รข?? 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. In the bowl of your electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and butter until smooth and creamy.
  9. Reduce the speed and add 1 cup of the powdered sugar. Add the cream, and extracts.
  10. Gradually add more powdered sugar, a little at a time, until the frosting is thick but not stuff.