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Valentine’s Day cupcake 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.

4 ratings 3.8 out of 5 star rating

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

1 hr
Easy
97 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

These decorative cupcakes make the perfect centrepiece for a wedding or christening, or a lovely gift

30 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
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9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Pretty as a picture, but dead simple. Add a paper flag and these will double as place names or favours at a wedding

1 hr and 40 mins
Easy
41 ratings 3.7 out of 5 star rating

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
3 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

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 hrs and 25 mins
More effort
Vegetarian
6 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

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 hr and 35 mins
A challenge
15 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

Use up an abundance of blackberries with these irresistible chocolate and berry cupcakes - they're almost too pretty to eat

1 hr and 15 mins
Easy
6 ratings 4.0 out of 5 star rating

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

45 mins
Easy
9 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Delicate little cupcakes with almond buttercream icing- if you're feeling ambitious, follow our guide to creating an edible bouquet

1 hr and 55 mins
More effort
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

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

40 mins
Easy
27 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

These sponges with a cream cheese topping are light yet wonderfully chocolatey

45 mins
Easy
19 ratings 5.0 out of 5 star rating

A grown up twist on an old classic from your childhood, these splits still taste delicious

35 mins
Easy
Vegetarian
77 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

These wonderful tangy treats taste perfect with a spoonful of crème fraîche

35 mins
Easy
53 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

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
41 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Turn any gathering into a special occasion with these glamorous cupcakes for grown-ups

50 mins
Easy
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