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Pink Heart Cupcakes

Pink Heart Cupcakes

As you can probably tell I love Valentine’s Day, it’s been so fun baking with my favorite color pink! And these Pink Heat Cupcakes just scream Valentine’s Day with a pink vanilla cupcake, icing heart decorations, and SPRINKLES!

I started with my favorite vanilla cupcake recipe,and transformed it a bit, adding  pink food coloring to make them pretty and pink. I topped them off with a delicious mound of vanilla butter cream frosting and of course, SPRINKLES!

These Pink Heart Cupcakes make a perfect treat for your Valentine and I guarantee they will love them!

Pink Heart Cupcakes

Yield: 24 Cupcakes

Total Time: 40 minutes

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Pink Vanilla Cupcakes:


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pink paste food coloring
  • 3 large 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
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks), softened
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 tablespoons milk or heavy cream
  • 3 drops pink food coloring


Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Line 12 count muffin pan with cupcake liners. Set aside.

Using a electric or stand mixer, 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.

In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to wet mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Fill paper-lined cupcake cups two-thirds full.

Divide batter between 12 cupcake liners and bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Allow to cool before frosting.

For the frosting:

Mix softened butter on medium speed with an electric or stand mixer. Beat for about 3 minutes until smooth and creamy. Add powdered sugar, cream, vanilla extract, pink food coloring and salt. Increase to high speed and beat for 3 minutes. Frost cooled cupcakes (I used Wilton 1M piping tip).

I'd love to see what you have baked! Just snap a photo and hashtag it #DELICIOUSLYSPRINKLED or tag me @deliciouslysprinkled on Instagram!

5 Responses to “Pink Heart Cupcakes”

  1. jen — February 10, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    So playful, so pretty, so perfect for Valentines Day! Love it!

  2. Vera Zecevic – Cupcakes Garden — February 9, 2014 at 10:21 am

    I’ve featured these lovely cupcakes on my blog, hoping that you don’t mind, but if you do, please contact me and I’ll remove it. All the best.

    • Jenn Kurkiewicz — February 9th, 2014 @ 1:10 pm

      Thanks so much Vera for featuring my Pink Heart Cupcakes! 🙂

  3. huntfortheverybest — January 31, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    they are so pretty!

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