Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 25 mins

A recipe from The Taste of Home Cookbook. I made the recipe for yellow cupcakes which is at the end. I didn't do the ganache.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, sugar and food coloring until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition.
  2. Fill paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Bake at 350 F for 23-27 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, in a heavy saucepan, melt chips and butter with cream over low heat; stir until smooth. Transfer to a large bowl. Chill for 30 minutes, stirring once.
  4. Beat on high for 2-3 minutes or until soft peaks form and frosting is light and fluffy. Cut a small hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag; insert #30 star tip. Fill bag with frosting; frost cupcakes. Sprinkle with coarse sugar and edible glitter. Store in the refrigerator.
  5. Yellow Cupcakes : Omit pink food coloring from batter. Decorate with coarse sugar (color of your choice).
Most Helpful

5 5

My first time making (and eating) velvet cupcakes, so I have no real frame of reference.
I made these with DD for her 5th birthday- a really easy and child friendly recipe, that she thoroughly enjoyed making.
She was a little disappointed that the pink of the cupcake wasn't as bright as she expected ( but she is a kid!), but apart from that, she and everybody else was very happy with the results.
We made the white chocolate ganache for half of them and Boomette's Vanilla Buttercream Frosting#467332 for the remainder...making half quantities of each recipe ( not a huge if you like a well frosted cupcake double the quantities).
Thanks Boomie x Made for PRMR.