Friday, February 10, 2012

Pink Velvet Cupcakes with White Chocolate Frosting- Bites of Love



With all of the chocolate recipes floating around the blog recently, a non-chocolate recipe is a welcome sight, right, Christiane?  The cake is Pink Velvet Cake.  You've hear of Red Velvet Cake, well this is the little sister of the Red Velvet Cake, The Pink Velvet Cake has all of the moist, yummy flavor of the Red Velvet Cake, just not all of the color. This cake is pink however, very pink. Pinker than I wanted.  I forgot when I was adding the pink food coloring that it was Wilton paste color in the little jars, and not gel color.  I wanted more of a more subtle pink, and what I got was a bubble gum pink, perfect for a Princess birthday party. On the positive side, however, It would be just the color for the Susan G Komen Walk for the Cure or any other breast cancer fund raising activities, or a very pink Valentine treat!


I made the Pink Velvet Cake into the cute Mini Cupcakes, which are just perfect little "Bites of Love", when you just want a little bit of sweetness. These would be fun to make with your kids, and just add more sprinkles:) Enjoy!


Pink Velvet Mini Cupcakes Adapted from Taste of Home
Ingredients  about 16 mini cupakes
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pink paste or gel food coloring
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2cup buttermilk
Directions

In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and food coloring until
light and 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
beating well after each addition.

Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350° for
12-15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes
out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans to wire
racks to cool completely.


White Chocolate Frosting
3/4 cup white baking chips, or white chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
8 tablespoon butter, in pieces
1 c powdered sugar

Directions

Microwave white chocolate and cream in medium bowl on high for 1 1/2 minutes until chocolate is almost melted, stirring halfway through heating time. Or you can use, the double boiler method. Stir until white chocolate is completely melted. Cool to room temperature. Beat butter and sugar gradually into cooled mixture on high speed until light and fluffy. May need to add more sugar or cream, till desired consistency.  Pipe or frost cupcakes.  Add sprinkles, if desired.

I am linking up the recipe to Brandie@ The Country Cook's Weekend Potluck#4
Go and say Hi to Brandie, and check out all of the wonderful Recipes,  My Coconut Cream Pie is one of the featured recipes! Yahoo!

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I have also linked up this recipe To Sweets for Saturday! Go say Hi! to Lisa and check out all of the other sweets!


35 comments:

  1. such pretty cupcakes! I've never seen pink velvet :) So perfect for Valentine's day! (and a welcome change from chocolate!)

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    1. Kristina,
      These cupcakes are such a pretty color, and are very moist and delicious.
      Perfect for the people that don't like chocolate.

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  2. Ok, I'm smiling ear-to-ear. I hadn't even gotten to my name, but I was 'amening' the words 'non-chocolate' loudly. These are such beautiful, delicate cupcakes. I love them. I want to have a tea party with a bunch of little girls just so I can make them and serve them up! Thank you for thinking of me. :)

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    1. Christiane,
      I immediately thought of you, when I was making them:) You should have a tea party with Dudette. I had many tea parties with my Granddaughter, until she was a teenager. So much fun. You can just give Dudette juice or even hot chocolate. She doesn't have to have tea!

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  3. How cute are these! The look absolutely delicious and would be perfect for Valentine's Day coming up! :)

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    1. Kelly
      These are perfect for Valentine's Day and a bite of love.

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  4. These are absolutely adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing on weekend potluck!

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    1. Hilary,
      The Weekend Potluck is so much fun. I'm glad that I could participate.

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  5. Glad you opened your mind to a Valentine's treat without chocolate. Velvet cake is a favorite among many and the idea of pink is appropriate for a lot of things, along with Valentine's of course.
    They do look deliciously moist and festive! Your did a great job decorating them. Thanks for sharing this.

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    1. Tina,
      Not everyone likes chocolate like my son, but he doesn't like cake either. The only cake he will eat is carrot cake. Anyway, these are so cute, and perfect for Valentine's Day!

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  6. Love, love, love these too!! They are perfect & I love the white chocolate frosting too!!

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    1. Brandie,
      Aren't they cute? The white chocolate frosting goes wll with the cake, too.

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    1. These cupcakes can be as colorful as you want, and they are so good.

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  8. Popped over here from weekend potluck. This is the first time I've heard of pink velvet cupcakes. They're so pretty!

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    1. Nice to see you here! These Pink Velvet cupcakes are not only pretty, but they taste so good, too.

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  9. These are ADORABLE, Becky!! We're both thinking PINK for Valentines, it seems!! These look like pink lemonade to me...and love the little sprinkles on top.

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    1. Wendy,
      Thank you. Great minds think alike. I'm going to stop by your blog and see your pink!

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  10. Oh my goodness!!! Can I tell you how much Liv would love these? And can you just see all the girls at dance gobbling them up?? What a perfect Valentine Treat!

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    1. Kim,
      These would be perfect for Liv's dance group, with more sprinkles:)
      Have a great weekend!

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  11. Beautiful cupcakes - sound and look SO delicious. So glad I found your blog - signed up to follow and looking forward to more!
    Mary
    x

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    1. Mary,
      Thank you for being my newest follower! I hope to see you soon. Thank you for your sweet words.

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  12. Just gorgeous! And I kind of like the intense pink! And aren't you nice to whip up something just for Christiane? Hope you're having a great weekend, Becky~

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    1. Lizzy,
      Christiane did appreciate the cupcakes:) Not everything for Valentine's Day has to be chocolate, does it?

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  13. Those are indeed little bites of love!! Just right for Valentine's Day!

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    1. Jen,
      These cupcakes are good, if you just want a little something sweet.

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  14. Becky-your precious cupcakes are so delicate, lovely,moist, and delicious! Absolutely in love with your cupcakes:DDD
    Thanks for sharing the superb recipe!

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    1. Elisabeth,
      I'm so glad that you like the cupcakes. They are perfect for V-Day, and so delicious.

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  15. I am so lucky to have found your blog - these cupcakes are tantalisingly gorgeous both recipe and presentation wise :)

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru
    Latest: 3 Layer Brownie Cheesecake

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    1. I'm so glad that you found my blog, too. Glad that you like what you saw. Hope to see you soon. I'm going to check your blog now.

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  16. great blog!!! following you now...

    visit my blog too...

    http://voguelyvan.blogspot.com/

    kissses!!!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and following me, so cool! Hope to see you again!

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  17. Hi There!
    I'd love it if you come to my blog and enter this in my linky party, called A Themed Baker's Sundy where the theme is Cupcakes!
    Hope to see you there!
    Cupcake Apothecary
    http://cupcakeapothecary.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm heading over to check out your blog!

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  18. Pink Velvet Cupcakes even better than red velvet because I love any thing pink:)

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