Pink vanilla cupcakes

    45 min

    My daughter wanted everything to be pink on her birthday so we made these marbled vanilla pink cupcakes! The girls at the party piped on white chocolate buttercream icing and lots of pink sugar sprinkles!


    County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
    31 people made this

    Serves: 12 

    • For the cupcakes
    • 175g (6oz) softened butter
    • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
    • 175g (6 oz) self raising flour
    • 3 large egss, beaten
    • few drops of vanilla
    • pink gel food colouring
    • For the buttercream
    • 100g white chocolate
    • 2 tablespoons milk
    • 140g (5 oz) unsalted butter, softened
    • 275g icing sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
    • To decorate
    • Pink sugar sprinkles
    • Hearts cut out of rollable fondant

    Prep:30min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. To preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and line a 12-hole muffin tin with "pink" bun cases.
    2. Use electric beaters to mix the softened butter and sugar together until light and frothy. Gradually add and mix in the eggs with a little flour each time. Add vanilla extract and remaining flour; mix well.
    3. Spoon half of the vanilla cupcake mixture into another bowl. Add one or 2 drops of pink food colouring and mix in.
    4. Spoon teasponnfuls of the plain and pink cupcake mixture into each paper case (about 3/4 full).
    5. Bake for 15 minutes, then cool in the tray for another 10 or 15 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack.
    6. To make the buttercream: Break up the white chocolate and place in a microwave safe bowl. Add milk and heat on low for 30 seconds to melt. Stir well and set aside.
    7. Place the butter, icing sugar, vanilla extract and melted chocolate in the bowl of a food processor. Bllend until it's comes together. Spoon into a piping bag and decorate cooled cupcakes. Let the girls sprinkle on the pink sugar and decorate with fondant hearts.

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    Just finished making these for my daughter's first birthday and they taste and look amazing!! Super easy recipe too!  -  02 Jul 2015