Today I am sharing a recipe for Pink Velvet Cupcakes as part of the Cook for the Cure Campaign hosted by KitchenAid®!
And I am very excited about it!
I am honored to share this recipe with you because it’s going to help raise funds for Breast Cancer, spread Breast Cancer Awareness and it’s also a very yummy and delicious recipe for cupcakes.
Unfortunately, more often than not, people are touched by cancer in some way – we all seem to know a friend, a neighbor, a co-worker, or a family member that has to deal with this terrible disease. What do you do to help the cause? If you don’t currently support Breast Cancer Awareness, today is the day to start! There are many ways to support it through Cook for the Cure!
Here is how you can make a difference1
- Participate in 10,000 Cupcakes! – Bake cupcakes and share an original picture of YOUR creation on your Twitter and Instagram channels using the hashtags: #10000cupcakes & #donate and tagging @KitchenAidUSA. For every original cupcake shared, KitchenAid will donate $1 to Susan G. Komen to help support the fight against breast cancer, up to $10,000. For more information visit the 10,000 cupcakes landing page.
- Host a party! – You can host a party to benefit the Cook for the Cure cause any time of the year. Whether it’s an office potluck, a family cookout or weekend brunch, encourage your guests to donate to Susan G. Komen®. For more information please visit the host-a-party landing page.
- Purchase a specified Cook for the Cure KitchenAid product at hhgregg! It’s as easy as that.
- Visit KitchenAid’s website to see all of their amazing pink products! Their KitchenAid 5-Quart Pink Artisan Mixer is darn cute!
- You can donate directly to Susan G. Komen!
I decided to participate in this campaign because I believe in the cause and I was more than happy to Cook for the Cure! I will be sharing this recipe for Pink Velvet Cupcakes on social media and hashtagging #10000cupcakes, #donate and tagging @KitchenAidUSA. Again, every time someone hashtags #10000cupcakes, #donate and tags @KitchenAidUSA, KitchenAid® will donate $1 to support the cause!
Together we can raise money to help find a cure for this terrible disease.
It also gives you a very good reason to get in the kitchen and bake yummy cupcakes!! There are other food bloggers who are involved so please search hashtag #10000cupcakes to find their recipes and re-share to raise even more funds for Breast Cancer.
Thank you friends, family, fellow food bloggers and my readers for your consideration in helping Breast Cancer Awareness today. You guys are the best!! xoxo
Don’t forget to pin this recipe on Pinterest by clicking the image below!
- 2½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1½ cups granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 tablespoon cocoa powder (omit for pinker color)
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature (make sure it's really soft)
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon distilled white vinegar
- Pink food coloring
- 16 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 3 heaping cups confectioners sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with liners. I made mini muffins but this recipe will work for regular size as well.
- In a mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together butter, oil, buttermilk, eggs, vanilla and vinegar. Mixture may be lumpy.
- In a separate bowl, sift together sugar, flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking soda. With mixer on low-speed, gradually add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix until smooth and no longer lumpy, but careful to not over mix.
- Add food coloring to your liking and stir to combine. Because of the cocoa powder, the cupcakes will be a dusty pink color. If you want light or bright pink cupcakes, omit the cocoa powder.
- Fill cupcake liners about ⅔ full. For mini muffins, bake for 11 minutes, turning cupcakes half way through baking process. For regular size muffins, bake for about 20 minutes, turning half way through. Check doneness by inserting a tooth pick into cupcakes - if the toothpick comes out clean, they're done.
- To make cream cheese frosting, add butter and cream cheese to a mixer and whip until creamy and completely combined. With mixer on low-speed, gradually add confectioners sugar until frosting is smooth and fluffly. Lastly, add vanilla and mix for a few seconds until combined. Frost cupcakes.