It’s a day of love, and the best way to show your significant other how much you care is with a delicious Valentine’s Day treat. Whether you make cupcakes or cookies, there are plenty of ideas for sweet treats that are sure to impress your valentine.
If you’re looking for ideas on what to bake for Valentine’s Day, check out this collection of delicious recipes from around the web. From chocolate-covered strawberries to heart-shaped pizzas, these recipes are sure to put a smile on your sweetheart’s face.
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and cupcakes are the perfect way to say “I love you.” Cupcakes are a great way to express your affection, and they’re so easy to make. From simple vanilla cupcakes with sprinkles to more complex chocolate mousse cupcakes, there’s a recipe for every skill level.
Here are Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes that are sure to please!
- Strawberry Cream Cheese Cupcakes – These sweet strawberry cream cheese cupcakes are the perfect dessert for any occasion! They start with a fluffy cream cheese frosting that tastes like cheesecake and top off with fresh strawberries for a delicious treat for Valentine’s Day or any other day you want something sweet!
- Chocolate Mousse Cupcakes – A decadent chocolate mousse filling makes these rich chocolate cupcakes extra special! The ganache on top gives them an even richer flavor, but it can be easily omitted if you want an easier preparation method. The best part about these is that they only require 15 minutes of active time and 15 minutes of baking time!
- Red Velvet Cupcakes – These tender red velvet cup
Cupcakes are a great way to celebrate the holiday.
They’re easy to make, delicious and you can customize them any way you want.
Here are some of my favorite Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes:
Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting – These red velvet cupcakes are made with cocoa powder, plus a secret ingredient that makes them extra special! A cream cheese frosting tops off this classic dessert.
Chocolate Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting – These rich chocolate cupcakes are topped with a creamy peanut butter frosting that will make all chocolate lovers happy! This recipe uses natural peanut butter without added sugar so it’s healthier than other versions.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes – These cookie dough cupcakes are perfect for any occasion: Birthdays, holidays, or just because! The soft and fluffy vanilla cake is topped with a rich chocolate chip cookie dough filling and then dolloped with more cookie dough frosting on top. Yum!
Mint Chocolate Chip Cupcakes – These mint chocolate chip cupcakes have an amazingly smooth mint buttercream frosting that tastes just like a York peppermint patty! They’re perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any time you want something green in your mouth!
For a special touch, bake the cupcakes in mini mason jars. Insert a wooden skewer into the center of each cupcake to fit into the hole of the lid.
This recipe makes 24 mini cupcakes or 12 standard-size ones. You can use either size or divide the recipe in half if you want to make fewer cupcakes.
Use your favorite frosting for these Valentine’s Day treats, but we recommend using buttercream for its ease of spreading and for its natural sweetness. If you don’t have time to make homemade frosting, opt for store-bought varieties that have some natural ingredients like cream cheese and butter in them.
This is a very easy cake to make. All you need is a cupcake pan and you can make it in advance and freeze them. Just thaw them out before serving!
For the Cupcakes:
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
2 large eggs, at room temperature*
Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)