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Valentine's Day cupcake recipes

15 Recipes

Bake something sweet for someone special with our best ever Valentine's Day cupcake recipes. Try indulgent red velvet cakes or make a brilliant bouquet.

Valentine's Day cupcakes


(2 ratings)

Got a sweet tooth? Treat someone special on Valentine's Day with these rich chocolate cupcakes hiding a secret white chocolate truffle centre...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Romantic rose cupcakes


(96 ratings)

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift
  • 30 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Little rose & almond cupcakes


(9 ratings)

Pretty as a picture, but dead simple. Add a paper flag and these will double as place names or favours at a wedding
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • Easy

Red velvet cupcakes


(20 ratings)

Bake a batch of red velvet cupcakes as a treat. With chocolate sponge and a cream cheese topping, they're perfect for elevenses served with a cuppa...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Butterfly cupcakes


(3 ratings)

These pretty cupcakes are perfect for a special occasion. The flavoured syrup help the cakes stay moist, so you can make them a day ahead and decorate the next day
  • 2 hours and 25 mins
  • More effort
  • Vegetarian

Vanilla cupcake bouquet


(8 ratings)

This stunning edible bouquet takes a little time to prepare but the results are jaw-dropping. If you're looking for a Mother's Day showstopper, this is it!...
  • 1 hour and 35 mins
  • A challenge

Cherry brownie babycakes


(6 ratings)

Beautiful individual chocolate brownie cakes with a dollop of softly whipped cream and extra fruit for garnish
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Orange & almond cupcakes


(9 ratings)

Delicate little cupcakes with almond buttercream icing- if you're feeling ambitious, follow our guide to creating an edible bouquet
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • More effort

Red velvet choc-cherry cupcakes


(7 ratings)

Very cherry chocolate sponges dotted with fruit and topped with creamy frosting - perfect for a cake sale
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Devil’s food cupcakes


(27 ratings)

These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

Clotted cream splits


(19 ratings)

A grown up twist on an old classic from your childhood, these splits still taste delicious
  • 35 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Easy chocolate cupcakes


(52 ratings)

These light cakes are perfect for freezing – they just need a quick blast in the microwave to bring them back to life...
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Pistachio cupcakes


(40 ratings)

Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
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