A Luscious Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe

Make this easy Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe for your sweet tooth

Are you eager to give a try to a luscious Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe? Baking heartshaped red velvet sweet tiny cakes is a good way to show your loved ones how much you care. These baked sweets can make wonderful gifts for a romantic celebration. However, finding a good holiday mini-cake recipe along with decorating ideas might not be that easy. Oftentimes, recipes look and sound like a lot of work.

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Below, you’re going to find a very easy Valentine Day cupcake recipe. I’ve also gathered the best tools to help you quickly prepare the most tasteful mini cakes even if you aren’t a hero in the kitchen.

Easy Valentine Day cupcake recipe

For the occasion, we are going to prepare an easy Valentine Day cupcake recipe on a base of chocolate. Chocolate is one of the most popular treats to share with your sweetheart. Before starting to prepare your lovely and delicious treats, make sure you have all the ingredients required as well as these elements:

  • White, pink or red frosting
  • Heart, flower, Cupid, etc. shaped sprinkles
  • Heart-shaped (or other Valentine’s Day symbols) or decorated pans or cups

Luscious chocolate cupcake recipe

Valentine Day cupcake recipe

  • Serves: +/- 2 dozen mini-cakes
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 35-40 min


  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 350 ° F;
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cocoa, sugar, baking soda and salt;
  3. Then add water, oil and vanilla extract;
  4. Beat until the mixture is well combined;
  5. Fill heart-shaped cups 2/3 full with batter;
  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes (check with a wooden pick which has to come out clean when insterted in the tiny cakes);
  7. Allow them to cool before decorating.

valentine's day cupcakes using icing and gum paste

Bake 6 sweet treats in just 10 minutes

valentine day cupcakes recipes with the sunbeam cupcake makerSunbeam FPSBCML900 Cupcake Maker, Pink

Never fail at baking mini sweets with the Sunbeam cupcake maker. Beginner baker or experienced cook, the machine will allow you to prepare cupcakes you can’t fail to make!

If you wish to prepare a tasty Valentine’s Day breakfast for your family, then opt for a cupcake maker which lets you prepare up to 6 delicious treats in just 10 minutes, whether you’re a chef or a baking beginner.

The Sunbeam Cupcake Maker is the most convenient kitchen tool for holiday breakfast as well as birthday parties.

This super device comes with non-stick cooking plates, power ready indicator and in a cute design.

Valentine’s Day cupcakes directly shaped in molds for oven

Wanna bake them in the oven instead? Then get a romantic themed mold…
valentines day cupcake recipesWilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan

Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan

If you’re like me and, therefore, not a hero in the kitchen, then you’re going to love to get this silicone heart-shaped mold. This handy toos will make you able to prepare 6 delicious Valentine’s Day mini cakes for breakfast or dessert.

Silicone allows easy food release; which preserves the integrity of your heart-shaped pastries.

This mold is safe for refrigerator, freezer, microwave and oven up to 500° F.

valentine's day cupcake recipes - valentine's day cupcake moldsTovolo Cupcake Molds, Heart – Set of 8

Tovolo Cupcake Molds, Heart – Set of 8

Obviously, you may wish to prepare individual ones… If this is your option, then get a pack 8 silicone molds. The 4 red and 4 pink heart-shaped molds will work wonders on the breakfast table on Valentine’s Day.

The great advantage is that it makes easy to create 2 1/2″ by 2 3/4″ by 1 1/4″ heart-shaped baking goods and decorate them after baking.

Colored heart shaped cupcake molds are oven-safe to 600 degrees F and color and aroma resistant.

Now that you’ve made a dozen of these luscious Valentine’s Day cupcakes, it’s time to decorate them. I’ve built a page with easy to make Valentine’s day cupcake decorating ideas to help you get going.


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Holly Day is fond of special days and celebrations. She enjoys every day of the year and, with some creativeness, turns it into a holiday. Holly Day has also a "thing" for strawberries.
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