Pink Velvet Cupcakes {for Two}

When I heard that Ashton over at Something Swanky was doing Pink Week in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, I knew I wanted to participate. One, because I love pink. Two, because BCA is such an important thing. And three, because I love boobs. My own, I mean.

{Not that I don’t love yours. I just don’t love them that way.}

I think everyone you talk to knows someone who has had breast cancer. Breast cancer is like a tree – the farther you spread out your arms, the more branches you touch.

I’m lucky; the two women I know who have had breast cancer have had it; they are survivors. And I’m so thankful for it!

I know there are lots of causes out there. Cancer research in general, and the American Heart Association are two others that are near and dear to my heart. But, breast cancer is different. Just by being a woman we are susceptible to this horrible thing.

So, I think, just by making pink food, I can raise awareness. And you can too!

Because boobs are good. We need to save the ta-tas.

You all know I have a kind of dirty mind, right? So it’s with that in mind that I say I really wanted to decorate these jars in a different way. There are two of them and all.

But I thought that might bring some weird traffic to my blog. Not that writing boobs four times in one post won’t, but whatever.

These cupcakes are red velvet, made pink. But what I love about this recipe? Is that it only makes two. I took Bakerella’s red velvet cake recipe and did some math magic to it. And it spit out two cupcakes.

I guess being a math teacher pays off sometimes. Fractions and conversions were never my favorite in school, but somehow when I apply them to baking I have no problem. {See Ma?! The college paid off!}

So, red pink velvet cake, made for two. One for you and one for a girlfriend. Sit down, enjoy each others’ company and worship the ta-tas.

Pink Velvet Cupcakes {for Two}

Recipe adapted from Bakerella.

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 5 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 - 1 teaspoon food coloring (pink/red/combination)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two half-pint wide mouth jars with cooking spray. Set on a small cookie sheet.
  2. Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir in oil, vanilla, egg, and vinegar. Add food coloring, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until you get your desired color. (I used a combination of pink and red for these “pink velvet” cupcakes.)
  3. Divide evenly into two jars. Bake for 21-24 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean on the side (not necessarily in the center). Cool completely before frosting.
  4. To make the frosting, beat cream cheese and butter with a hand mixer until creamy. Slowly beat in powdered sugar and vanilla extract until smooth. Frost as desired.
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Comments

  1. I just LOVE these pink velvet cupcakes for 2… which, not to negate Breast Cancer Awareness or the word “TaTa’s” used in a food blog…. but these would also be perfect for Valentines Day! (which is also a breast holiday if ya catch my drift…) Raising awareness for such an important cause, there’s no better way than with food. Just love it!

  2. Well, there ARE two of these… where’s my invite? We should have a girl-date with some cupcakes and boob lovin’. After all, your own child was so excited about your boobs, she offered to show me yours! Lol. I STILL find that hilarious, despite the fact that you were straight-up humiliated (sorry). These are too cute and oh my god, I love your pictures, too!

  3. OMG you cracked me up!! I love seeing a bumper sticker on a man’s pickup truck (yes, man’s truck…with a man driver) that says “Save the Ta-Tas.”
    These cupcake jars are adorable. Glad you got to work some math in this post too :)

  4. Well, who doesn’t love boobs, haha!
    These are so pretty. Love them!

  5. I LOVE these, Dorothy! Such great pics, too–are they with the new camera? I’m really enjoying seeing all of the great posts for Pink Week–such a great cause.

  6. Beautiful!!! In EVERY way! Thanks for sharing these cupcakes with us at Cast Party Wednesday! I hope you’re having a GREAT week! ~Sheryl~

  7. I absolutely love that this is a 2-cupcake recipe! I’ve seen a ton of single-serving cookie recipes, but this is the first cupcake one I’ve come across. (Yes, I count two cupcakes as a single serving!) Can’t wait for my next cupcake craving! I’m totally prepared now. Thanks for sharing!

  8. It comes as no surprise that pink is a favorite color of mine. And I’m so glad you’re spreading the awareness, Dorothy! What adorable cupcakes. Love the spin on red velvet. :)

  9. Such a great idea to make pink velvet for pink week!!! You are so funny:-) Definitely crack me up all the time!!! And you know how I feel about treats in jars, so you know how much I love these!!!!

  10. Fantastic recipe! I love recipes that only make two portions – that way we can enjoy a greater variety of yummy treats. And good job on avoiding the urge to decorate the cupcakes following the BCA theme! I don’t think I could have been as grown-up about it, hehe.

  11. well I am touched you love my boobs, but I am so sad you didn’t decorate them how you wanted;p But yeah I said crap on my blog and well, the searches people did that lead them to my blog, not good.

  12. I love that you made just two! Perfect for the cause (save the ta-tas!), perfect for not having lots of tempting cupcakes sitting around the house, and perfect to share with a friend. Love that idea :)

  13. Save the tatas.. haha I love it.

  14. I’ve always known that your college was worth it. After all, that’s where you met your hubby!! And two toned frosting would have been great on these but maybe too much for a family site!! lol
    Love, Mom

  15. Great cupcakes and thank you for hitting the nail on the head with your post for Breast Cancer Awareness. Might I suggest a cherry on top…get the visual:-D

  16. I am absolutely OBSESSED with your blog! I want to make everything! I’m following you now :) Also, your food photography is just lovely!

    I would love for you to swing by my blog and check it out! I do various kinds of photography and I just put up a post about a quick, 10-second, professional-looking cake decorating tip! Please follow if you’d like! I would really appreciate it and would love to hear from you!

    neha
    neha made

  17. These are fab! I love the link to the Frosting for the Cause, too. :) I participated in that last year, so it brought back happy memories of my trip to the breast cancer survivors group and learning about their journeys. I think the cherry on top would have been fitting! Have a wonderful week, Dorothy!

  18. Love it!!! Excited for the link up tonight! Off to write the post now :)

  19. LOVE them! the cupcakes and my boobies:)

  20. Oh my, I think I could eat BOTH of these with no problem! I love the idea of using the jars instead of a plain old cupcake tin. So much more fun!

  21. The best things come in 2′s! Your post really made me laugh…and hungry!

  22. If these taste anything like the the one you made for my bday they are to die for! Love it being my fav color too, and of course for BCA! You ROCK!
    :o)

  23. I think I like these more than red velvet cakes! Too Cute!

  24. boobies are very important to us all! But I am bookmarking this for Valentines day!! So cute and pretty!

  25. Looks so yummy! And always a good way to help promote a good cause :)

  26. I LOVE THESE
    These would wonderful for a romantic dinner with my other-half (=hubby)
    Wowwww I’m exited about making these
    Pinned!

  27. Dorothy,
    Um, ya I think these should make an appearance on Saturday at our lunch :) It’s amazing how that whole math thing works out in the kitchen. I totally agree that fractions were my WORST subject in school, but give me an equation for baking and no problem. Math whiz to the rescue.

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday. Can’t wait to see what you share this week! Have a wonderful week.
    Michelle

  28. These look SO yummy! WHen I can have chocolate again, this is going to be the first thing I make!

  29. Is there supposed to be buttermilk in these? I just whipped up a batch and it seemed really thick so I added buttermilk (ingredient in the “adapted from” link) Not sure what they’ll end up like as they are still baking. :)

  30. Yum! These look so yummy and I love that there are only two… forced portion control lol! What a wonderful cause to support! :-)

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