Yes, you read that correctly. PINK velvet… so good. I found this recipe on Pinterest and I’ve wanted to try it for a while. The Mary Kay Spring Product Preview was coming up and I thought pink cupcakes would be so fitting!
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
1/8 tsp pink paste food coloring
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup buttermilk
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 2/3 full. Bake at 350 degrees for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean, Cool for 10 minutes before removing from pans.
I made a delicious moscato frosting to go with the pink velvet. I suggest Barefoot Moscato as a reasonably priced and quality selection.
1 cup butter
5 tbsp moscato
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
*I used more moscato and more vanilla than the original called for. If you prefer less, by all means, add what fits your taste!
In a large bowl, cream the butter until it’s smooth and fluffy. Add moscato and vanilla. Continue to mix until combined. Add confectioner’s sugar 1/2 cup at a time, mixing until smooth and light.