Pink Velvet Cupcakes (for Two)


pink velvet cupcakes in jars with cream cheese frosting and pink heart sprinkles, wrapped with a pink bow with words on photo

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.

pink velvet cupcakes in jars with cream cheese frosting and pink heart sprinkles, wrapped with a pink bow with words on photo

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!}

pink velvet cupcakes in jars with cream cheese frosting and pink heart sprinkles, wrapped with a pink bow with words on photo

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}

Yield 2 cupcakes
Serving Size


  • 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
  • ¼ - 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


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray two half-pint wide mouth jars with cooking spray. Set on a small cookie sheet.
  • Whisk together flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Stir in oil, vanilla, egg, and vinegar. Add food coloring, ¼ teaspoon at a time, until you get your desired color. (I used a combination of pink and red for these “pink velvet” cupcakes.)
  • 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.
  • 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.

Nutritional information not guaranteed to be accurate

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

  2. 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. 🙂

    1. I don’t have it on my ingredient list. It was awhile ago…and my memory is failing me right now. Let me know how yours turns out!!!

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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!