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Pink and Green Cupcakes | Grandbaby Cakes

Pink and Green Vanilla Cupcakes

Deliciously moist and classic vanilla cupcakes with beautiful pink and green colors to celebrate Alpha Kappa Alpha's Founder's Day.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword classic recipes, cupcake recipes, party food
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Servings 20 cupcakes
Calories 370kcal
Author Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby-Cakes.com


For the Cupcakes:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coconut milk or whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 colors food coloring (I used green and red)

For the Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 colors food coloring (I used green and red)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


For the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and fill a muffin pan with clear cupcake liners.
  • Add butter to bowl of standing mixer and beat on medium high speed. Slowly pour in granulated sugar and continue to mix until light, fluffy and well combined.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time.
  • Turn mixer down to slowest speed. Carefully add in cake flour, baking powder and salt then add in milk, vanilla and oil until just combined. Don't overmix!
  • Turn off mixer and remove half of batter, placing in a separate bowl.
  • Tint each bowl of batter with separate food colorings until you get the color you desire.
  • Alternate adding teaspoons of each color batter into cupcake liners until liners are 2/3s full (don't overfill these since they rise high).
  • Bake for 16-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Cool for 10 minutes then remove cupcakes from pan to cool completely to room temperature.

For the Buttercream:

  • Add butter to bowl of your low speed. Slowly add in confectioner's sugar. Once incorporated, turn mixer up to medium high speed.
  • Add in vanilla extract and heavy whipping cream until buttercream is fluffy and smooth.
  • Remove half of buttercream and place in separate bowl.
  • Tint both bowls of buttercream to your preferred color.
  • Add buttercreams to separate piping bags then place both side by side into piping tip. Pipe frosting on each cupcake (make sure they are completely cooled!) and serve.


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 80mg | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 565IU | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 0.3mg