I was inspired to make pink cupcakes (pink frosting AND pink cake) after reading Pinkalicious. (take a thorough look at this site if you are a pinkalicious fan. And here is a YouTube clip from the musical.)
The idea of the cupcake is sort of red velvet, but without all that scary food coloring. The batter just needs a few drops. I am also going to try this again with fruit juice.
After baking the pink is more muted because the browning of the cupcake yellows the color a bit:
The recipe for these cupcake is easy and vegan. Just make the Moosewood vegan cake, but leave out the cocoa and add in just a bit of food coloring to the water. I think this will work as well with dark fruit juice. I am going to try cranberry juice mixed with grape juice. Or raspberry or strawberry juice.