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Recipe: Valentines Day Cupcakes

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Today I wanted to share my recipe for beautiful and fun Valentine’s Day cupcakes with you all. These are delicious red velvet cupcakes with pink vanilla frosting.

I got into the spirit of love by decorating them with red sugar, heart sprinkles, and large conversation hearts. These would be fun to make for your children’s classroom, to bring to your work place on Valentine’s Day or just to make with your kids any day this month to get in the Valentine’s Day spirit.


Ingredients for Red Velvet Cupcakes: (makes 24 cupcakes)

2 and a half cups flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of butter

2 cups of sugar

4 eggs

1 cup sour cream

1/2 cup milk

1 bottle (1 oz) of red food coloring

2 teaspoons vanilla

Ingredients for Pink Vanilla Frosting:

1/3 cup butter, softened

3 cups powdered sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla

2 tablespoons milk

Pink food coloring (You can find this at Target in the Valentine’s Day baking section or you could just use red food coloring and only use a few drops so it comes out pink)

** Decorations like Conversation hearts, pink or red sugar crystals, and heart sprinkles.

Red Cupcake Batter

Beat butter and sugar in a large bowl on medium speed.

Add all other ingredients.

Mix on low speed just until blended.

How to Make Cupcakes

Line a cupcake tray with cupcake liners and spoon batter into cupcake liners.

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.

Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Once your cupcakes are done baking, let them cool on a wire baking sheet or plate for at least 30 minutes before you frost them. They should be completely cool before you start frosting.

How to Make Pink Frosting

To make your frosting, simply mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl with an electric mixer.

For fun, color your frosting pink with pink food coloring, or use just a few drops of red food coloring so it comes out pink.

Pink Cupcakes

Frost your cupcakes!

I simply used a knife to frost my cupcakes but you could also put your frosting in a zip lock bag and frost them that way, too.

Cupcake Batter

Use fun decorations to complete the Valentine’s Day look.

I picked up red sugars and some red and white heart sprinkles from the Valentine’s Day baking section of Target.

How to Make Valentines Cupcakes

Decorate your cupcake however your  heart desires. If you don’t want sprinkles all on the top you could roll the sides of the cupcakes in sprinkles so they are all around the edges.

Valentines Day Cupcakes

I picked up a big bag of the large conversation hearts to complete my look. Nothing says Valentine’s Day like conversation hearts right?

Valentines Day Cupcakes

There you have it! Easy, fun, gorgeous Valentine’s Day cupcakes that anyone would love! Not only are they delicious, they look cute and your kids would love making these with you and passing them out to friends and family!

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Recipe: Valentines Day Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Hollie Schultz
These easy to make Valentine's Day Cupcakes are perfect for the holiday.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 300 kcal


Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cups sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 oz red food coloring
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Pink Vanilla Frosting Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp milk


Red Velvet Cupcakes

  • Mix butter and sugar then add all the rest of the ingredients and mix just until blended.
  • Line your cupcake baking tray with cupcake liners and spoon batter into each one.
  • Bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes.
  • Let them cool for at least 30 min or until completely cooled before you frost them.


  • Mix all ingredients well.
  • Frost cupcakes and decorate to your liking!


Calories: 300kcalCarbohydrates: 43gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 60mgSodium: 117mgPotassium: 78mgFiber: 1gSugar: 32gVitamin A: 425IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 29mgIron: 1mg
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