Pink Ribbon Pink Velvet Cupcakes – Raising Money For Susan G. Komen For The Cure

Each year a dear friend of mine participates in the Susan G. Komen Race For The Cure in Phoenix to raise money in the fight against breast cancer.

Pink Ribbon Pink Velvet Cupcakes For Breast Cancer Awareness Fundraisers

To help her out with her fundraising this year, I thought I would create some sweet treats that she could share to say “thank you” to those who are donating.    The first sweet pink treat is…

Pink Ribbon Pink Velvet Cupcakes.  This recipe is made even sweeter by using Pink Ribbon cupcake liners and Pink Ribbon sprinkles.

And to make it even better, Chickabug has the MOST amazing Breast Cancer Awareness printables available to help with fundraising, and the printables are free.   It’s a 44 page monster of a set, with signs, donation cards, note cards, water bottle labels, cupcake wrappers, candy bar wrappers, treat bag labels, banners and more.    I put one of the signs in a simple white frame and love how it looks.

Check out this amazing set over at Chickabug.   What a fabulous asset to those who are fundraising!

Using a second printable, I created a donation jar to sit next to her cupcakes.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Ideas Cupcakes

I made two batches of cupcakes, a hot pink batch with light pink frosting and a light pink batch with white frosting.  Both with the darling pink ribbon sprinkles.  Here is the recipe…

Pink Velvet Cupcake Recipe
Makes approx 24 cupcakes
Click here to download printable copy of this recipe

Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees F


1 cup of butter softened
1 1/3 cups sugar
Pink food coloring
3 eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup buttermilk

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.   Once light and fluffy add your pink food coloring.  Start with a small amount and increase to reach your desired shade of pink.  Blend well with butter and sugar.

Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.  Add in vanilla and beat well.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.   Add 1/3 of the dry ingredients to the batter and beat until well combined.  Add in 1/2 of the butter milk, beat until combined, followed by another 1/3 of the dry, then the remaining buttermilk and finally the remaining dry ingredients.    The batter may look a bit lumpy after buttermilk is first added, but beat well and it will combine nicely.

Fill paper lined muffin cups two-thirds full and bake at 350 degrees for approx 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Watch the cupcakes closely in the last few minutes of baking so that they do not over brown.    Allow to cool for ten minutes before removing from pan, then transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.

For your frosting you can use your favorite cream cheese recipe, though I opted for a buttercream, knowing the cupcakes would be sitting at room temperature, and that always makes me a bit nervous with cream cheese.   Here is my basic buttercream recipe…

My Favorite Buttercream Recipe

1 stick of butter softened
2 tablespoons of Crisco (you can add more butter instead of Crisco)
1 two pound bag of powdered confectioners sugar
2 teaspoons of vanilla
1 teaspoon of salt
Whipping cream

Blend your butter, Crisco and vanilla together, adding in the powdered sugar and salt.   The mixture will be very dry.  Slow start adding your whipping cream, about one tablespoon at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.   I find that I prefer my frosting firmer for some recipes and softer for others, so I do not have a standard amount of whipping cream that I use.    Once you have reached the desired consistency, beat for 1-2 minutes until light and fluffy.

Now you have a sweet treat that is perfect for a bake sale, fundraiser or however you are helping to raise funds for Susan G. Komen For The Cure.

Check back next week for a few more pink ribbon themed fundraiser sweets and treats!


  1. Bonnie says

    Hi there! I have been reading your blog and following on facebook for a few months now and I never realized you were in Arizona until I saw the sprinkles from ABC. LOL I am in AZ too and I frequently go to ABC to buy supplies for my business.
    Love the sound of this recipe and its awesome you are able to help out!

  2. says

    These cupcakes are so pretty, Christi! Pink velvet is a fantastic idea for breast cancer awareness bake sales. I’m so flattered that you used my printables for your photos – thank you! : )

  3. says

    The cupcakes look so lovely, this a terrific idea for the breast cancer fight. The printables are fantastic, and I found a great idea from Chickabug to create the buttoms.
    Thanks for sharing this recipe, hope yo don’t mind if I use it for the same purpose.

  4. Tawnya Guimond says

    So cute and for such a great cause. My husband and I do at least one Susan G. Komen walk a year for his Aunt who is a survivor.

  5. Karen R says

    Love the cupcakes! They are so cute and love the cause! I wear lots of Susan B. Komen Pink and support the cause. Feel those boobies!

  6. J says

    I love this! I will def have to try these. Love the sprinkles:D So how dose the cakes taste? Moist? Was it just like a white cake?

  7. Aimee says

    Just made these last night for mothers day today! They turned out amazing!!! I doubled the vanilla so it didn’t have as strong buttermilky taste but they are great the texture is so moist and fluffy I only had to bake them 16 minutes. I used a white chocolate buttercream frosting sooo yummy! Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. Cortney says

    OMG!!! These are delicious! I cut the recipe in half-just because I don’t have a crowd to eat them for me, but they were very tasty. I bought white buttercream from a local bakery. Yum! Do you come up with these recipes on your own? I love to bake cupcakes, but I need good recipes! Please post more!!!

  9. Dania says

    I tried this recipe today with some minor adjustments: added 2 tsp almond extract and 2 tsp of organic cocoa. They are delicious!!! Very velvety and moist. I have plans of making these in other flavors, but still pink 😀

  10. Danielle says

    Perfect recipe. Thank you. I am making them for a cancer symposium! I had to bake mine for 17 minutes for perfection.

  11. says

    Fab work as ever, Christi! Those pinks and whites are just so dark attractive. I’m going to have a shot at these myself, but with chocolate-y sprinkles on the top. Oh, and reblogged as ever. :)


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