Cupcakes are an easy and delicious way to add whimsy and flavor to your Valentine’s Day celebrations. Keep reading to discover tasty and pretty Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes.
Cupcakes make the perfect gift for your special someone on Valentine’s Day, as they are sweet, personal, and enjoyable. And baking cupcakes is a fun activity for kids to partake in. Here is a list of the Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes described in this article:
- Cherry coke cupcakes
- Strawberry cupcakes
- Keto chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting
- Chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream
- Strawberry lemonade cheesecake cupcakes
- Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting
- Cherry heart cutout cupcakes
- Champagne and raspberry cupcakes
- Champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream
- Chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes
- Conversation heart cupcakes with homemade marshmallow frosting
- Warm fuzzy cake balls
- Vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate truffle filling
- French vanilla cupcakes with Maraschino Swiss meringue buttercream
- Dark chocolate and raspberry buttercream cupcakes with chocolate glaze
- Valentine cocktail cupcakes
- Pink velvet cupcakes in a jar
- Sweet cherry chip cupcakes
- Cupid’s arrow cupcakes
- Very vanilla Funfetti gluten-free cupcakes
- Heart cupcakes
- Heart in your cupcakes
- Valentine cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting and sprinkles
- Mini beetroot velvet cupcakes
- Copycat Magnolia Bakery cupcakes
Read on to discover more information about each Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe.
1. Cherry coke cupcakes
These cherry coke cupcakes are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for those who love classic soda flavors. Made with Cherry Coke, they are super moist and delicious, especially when topped with creamy cherry frosting and maraschino cherries. Get the measurements and cooking directions from Lemons for Lulu.
2. Strawberry cupcakes
Of all the fruit-flavored cupcakes, strawberries are undoubtedly the most popular on Valentine’s day. Their pink coloring is simply irresistible, and their flavor is delightful. This recipe for strawberry cupcakes from Lemons for Lulu will be appreciated by adults and kids alike. The cupcakes are topped with a smooth, irresistible buttercream frosting.
3. Keto chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting
These keto chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting are proof that you don’t have to feel guilty about indulging in mouthwatering cupcakes on Valentine’s Day. The carb count is next to zero, and the cupcakes are just as delicious as regular ones. Being on a diet will be much more enjoyable when you add these keto cupcakes to the menu. Check out Green and Keto for the full details of this recipe.
4. Chocolate cupcakes with raspberry buttercream
Chocolate and raspberries join forces in this Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe, which perfectly blend sweet and tart flavors. These cupcakes are moist, rich, and full of flavor. To further boost the fruity flavor, use raspberries in all their forms: extract, puree, fresh, and freeze-dried to act as sprinkles. Read the full guide from Lemons for Lulu to learn more.
5. Strawberry lemonade cheesecake cupcakes
These strawberry lemonade cheesecake cupcakes are a fantastic Valentine’s Day treat for those who think cheesecakes should be bite-sized. They have three layers, each bringing a different flavor and texture to the table: crushed Oreo, lemon-flavored cheesecake, and strawberry-flavored buttercream. Read the detailed instructions from Lemons for Lulu for more info
6. Chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting
A big batch of these chocolate cupcakes with strawberry frosting will impress your significant other on Valentine’s Day. They are moist and have a rich chocolate flavor that perfectly matches the rich strawberry frosting. To get the full details on this Valentine’s day recipe, head to Lemons for Lulu.
7. Cherry heart cutout cupcakes
Presentation is just as important as taste in Valentine’s Day sweets, and these cherry heart cutout cupcakes look like edible jewels. They’re simple chocolate cupcakes with a heart-shaped cutout in the center filled with cherry jam, creating an amazing visual effect that makes the jam look like a giant ruby. Get the full recipe from Food Family Finds.
8. Champagne and raspberry cupcakes
Champagne and raspberry are popular Valentine’s Day flavors, and this cupcake recipe combines both into an amazing dessert. These cupcakes are moist and flavorful, thanks to the champagne, with a subtle boozy hint that adds character. Top them off with raspberry frosting to create a memorable treat that your partner won’t soon forget. Visit The Cake Blog for more details.
9. Champagne cupcakes with champagne buttercream
These Valentine’s Day cupcakes use champagne in the cupcake batter and the buttercream frosting, so they are extra delicious. The champagne adds a unique flavor to help the cupcakes stay moist and fresh for several days. And the fizz makes the frosting light and creamy. Head to Cake Whiz for detailed instructions.
10. Chocolate-covered strawberry cupcakes
This Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe combines chocolate-covered strawberries and cupcakes to create a wonderful dessert. Dark chocolate mixed with bright red strawberries makes a classic combo that looks beautiful on cupcakes. Get the recipe details from Live Well Bake Often.
11. Conversation heart cupcakes with homemade marshmallow frosting
These Valentine’s Day cupcakes are a great conversation starter and have a homemade marshmallow frosting that adds a unique flavor. Unlike most recipes that focus on taste, these cupcakes are all about presentation. The conversation hearts have cute messages, so write anything you want with a food-safe pen. Read more about these amazing cupcakes at Hoosier Homemade.
12. Warm fuzzy cake balls
These warm fuzzy cake balls are one of those Valentine’s Day cupcakes you might feel guilty about eating because of how adorable they look. The recipe’s heart is the shredded coconut fuzz and candy eyes. There’s no need for frosting because the cake balls are already moist and flavorful. For more details, head over to Hungry Happenings.
13. Vanilla cupcakes with white chocolate truffle filling
Surprise your half on Valentine’s Day by baking cupcakes with an unexpected filling: white chocolate truffles. The recipe is quite versatile since it’s possible to use other fillings, such as peanut butter or melted caramels. Get all the details from Lilikoi Joy.
14. French vanilla cupcakes with Maraschino Swiss meringue buttercream
Most Valentine’s Day cupcakes try various glazes and toppings to impress, and the Maraschino Swiss meringue buttercream from these French vanilla cupcakes certainly does the job. The combination of French vanilla cupcakes and Swiss meringue buttercream offers a unique flavor that stands out among Valentine’s desserts. Get the full recipe from Sweet Revelations.
15. Dark chocolate and raspberry buttercream cupcakes with chocolate glaze
Something about the dark of chocolate and the intense pink of raspberry buttercream makes these Valentine’s Day cupcakes enticing. They look like they could stir up passion in any celebration. Check out the cooking instructions at Sweet Apolita.
16. Valentine cocktail cupcakes
These cocktail cupcakes are far from traditional and make Valentine’s Day significantly more interesting over brunch or cocktail hour. The cupcakes use genuine cocktail glasses instead of paper cupcake liners, which gives them their signature look. You’ll need a spoon to enjoy the cupcake from inside the glass. Read more about this idea at Hoosier Homemade.
17. Pink velvet cupcakes in a jar
These pink velvet cupcakes in a jar look amazing and are easy to eat without making a mess. Prepare However, no actual baking takes place inside the jar. Instead, prepare the red velvet cupcakes in a cupcake tray, slice them in half, and then layer them inside the serving jar between dollops of Cool Whip. Read the full recipe from Hoosier Homemade.
18. Sweet cherry chip cupcakes
These sweet cherry chip cupcakes use plenty of sprinkles and lovely colors to make Valentine’s Day more cheerful. The sweet cherry chip flavor is the real star of this recipe. Head over to Bakingdom to get all the details.
19. Cupid’s arrow cupcakes
Cupid makes his presence known in this Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe. They are red velvet cupcakes topped with soft cream cheese frosting. What stands out is the oversized Cupid’s arrow that goes through each cupcake. Go to Bakerella for the ingredients list and baking directions.
20. Very vanilla Funfetti gluten-free cupcakes
A gluten sensitivity shouldn’t stop you from enjoying delicious Valentine’s day cupcakes, as these gluten-free Funfetti cupcakes prove. It uses rice flour, potato and tapioca starch, and xanthan gum instead of wheat flour. Top off these cupcakes with Pillsbury Valentine’s Day Funfetti frosting to create a tasty treat that everyone will enjoy. Check Girl Cooks World for the complete recipe.
21. Heart cupcakes
Show your significant other that you put a lot of love into this year’s Valentine’s Day cupcakes by shaping them into hearts. Since heart-shaped cupcake molds are uncommon, you must get creative using a simple trick involving marbles. Go to Amanda’s Cookin for the complete recipe.
22. Heart in your cupcakes
Hiding surprises inside baked goods is a Valentine’s Day tradition, and this cupcake recipe is no exception since you hide your (metaphorical) heart. The idea is to combine vanilla and red velvet cake mixes to discover a heart-shaped red velvet cake portion when biting the vanilla cupcakes. It’s not the easiest cupcake recipe, but it will make Valentine’s Day an unforgettable experience. Get the instructions from Hoosier Homemade.
23. Valentine cupcakes with dark chocolate frosting and sprinkles
Dark chocolate takes center stage in this Valentine’s Day cupcake recipe, which is nicely topped off with colorful sprinkles. The dark chocolate frosting includes butter, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar. Then you just have to add sprinkles. Get the detailed recipe from A Table Full of Joy.
24. Mini beetroot velvet cupcakes
Using beets is an awesome trick to give Valentine’s Day cupcakes an intense red instead of food dyes and gels. Pureed beets color the batter so intensely that it looks like you used a velvet cake mix. Add contrast by using a yellow cream cheese frosting to create irresistible cupcakes. Visit Bake to the Root! for the complete recipe.
25. Copycat Magnolia Bakery cupcakes
Surprise your Valentine this year by making a big batch of cupcakes just like the ones from the Magnolia Bakery in New York City. This copycat recipe tastes like the original and will please even the pickiest Valentine. Although the decoration is not as impressive as for other cupcakes on this list, these copycat Magnolia Bakery cupcakes make up for it in flavor. Head to Life Family Fun to get the ingredients list and baking instructions.
No matter what style of cupcakes you choose to make this Valentine’s Day, they are sure to bring joy and sweetness. With basic ingredients and a few simple steps, you will create beautiful cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. Check out our collection of Valentine’s Day desserts for more tasty treat ideas.