Valentine’s Day and cupcakes go together like karma and the guy on the Chiefs. We think the Kansas City Chiefs would agree, although we have not contacted them in an official endorsement deal capacity.
There’s no better way to say “Be My Valentine” to your friends at your V-Day party than with flour, unsalted butter, eggs, and sugar baked at 350 degrees. Topped with frosting, of course.
These Valentine’s cupcakes set the stage for romance. With pink champagne, limoncello, surprise hearts, and pink velvet, there is no wrapper unturned when it comes to these mini cakes. The hardest part is choosing just one. Good thing the conversation heart said you don’t have to.
54 Valentine’s Cupcakes to Treat Your Friends With
1. Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Take red velvet cupcakes to the next level with this irresistible cream cheese frosting. Everyone at your party will be clamoring for another. So, like, be sure to bake extras.
2. Strawberry Cupcakes with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Strawberry and vanilla buttercream go together like chocolate and vanilla buttercream. Moral of the story? Vanilla buttercream can do no wrong.
3. Love Monster Cupcakes
Ever get that aggressive feeling when your love swells up inside your chest and you feel like you’re going to explode? These cupcakes represent that phenomenon. Also, you should probably get that checked.
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4. Strawberry Cupcakes With Whipped Cream Frosting
This whipped cream frosting is the cream of the crop. Both literally and figuratively.
5. White Chocolate Baileys Cupcakes
White chocolate plus Baileys equals some serious whiskey business. And we would buy tickets for that movie.
6. Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes
Lots of our favorite things crunch, like Cap’n Crunch and Cinnamon Toast Crunch. So the Golden Oreo dusting on top of these cupcakes is the crunch of our sweetest dreams.
Better than the eggshell we found in our fried rice last night, at least.
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7. Salted Chocolate Stout Cupcakes
It turns out stouts are not just for little teapots. These stout-infused chocolate cupcakes are topped with buttercream frosting and a flaky salt sprinkle to boot.
No Saltburn here, only sweetness. If you’ve seen that movie, sorry for the visual we just inspired.
8. Dark Chocolate Cupcakes with Cute Pink Dipped Oreos
Hot pink frosting gives us some serious Barbiecore vibes. The pink dipped Oreos are Dream House worthy. Now if only we were Barbie-sized. That’s what we call a serving.
9. Moscato Cupcakes
Cocktail cupcake-core is here and we are here for it. The moscato gives these cupcakes a sweet, boozy spike that’ll wow your guests and have them coming back for thirds. You took everyone’s keys, right?
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10. Strawberry Coconut Cupcakes
These cupcakes will give you something to go coconuts for. The delicate swirls of frosting are the quiet luxury trend the baking world needs. We can’t explain, it’s just a vibe.
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11. Surprise Heart Cupcakes
Surprises can wear many hats. Especially pink ones that say “Happy Birthday” on them. And in this case, a heart-shaped one.
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12. Natural Funfetti Cupcakes with Strawberry Buttercream
Sprinkles put the fun in funfetti, and your mixer puts the butter in buttercream. When baking and words collide…well, that’s called a recipe. And you should definitely make this one.
13. Raspberry Cupcakes
These raspberry cupcakes are the perfect way to tell your friends they’re the berry best. No disrespect to boysenberries. We’re sure they’re pretty great too.
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14. Chocolate Truffle Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream Frosting
Ooh la la! Is there anything more divine than a chocolate truffle? Maybe a mocha latte. The good news is, Cupid’s arrow shot right through your favorite candy and your favorite Starbucks drink order with this one.
15. Valentine Cupcakes
A recipe with a secret ingredient makes us feel like spies. Your mission: Hide the sprinkles in the batter, sprinkle the icing with candy hearts, and leave without a trace. Are you up to the challenge? Okay, but leaving behind crumbs kinda defeats the purpose.
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16. Chocolate Mochi Cupcakes
You’re six ingredients away from the chewiest cupcakes you’ve ever tasted. These chocolate mochi cupcakes require a gentle touch, so leave the kneading to your cats.
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17. Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes
These chocolate-raspberry cupcakes marry sweet and tart in a beautiful ceremony of flavor. They make us want to jam out. Preferably to something by Billie Eilish.
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18. Pink Velvet Cupcakes
Red velvet’s baby sister is all grown up and she has her own TikTok. We’d definitely follow her. I mean, just look at how she accessorizes with pearls.
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19. Almond Cupcakes with Roasted Strawberry Buttercream
They say the devil is in the details, but Aphrodite has clearly made her mark here. From the shell-like swirls of frosting to the delicate almond crust, these cupcakes shimmer with love and beauty. And whatever Taylor Swift is on.
20. Cinnamon Red Hot Cupcakes with Fudge Frosting
For fans of sugar and spice, we have you covered. The cinnamon red hot candies give a spicy finish to sweet chocolate frosting and yellow cake.
This is the best addition to a baked treat since sea salt first graced chocolate chip cookies. The world will never be the same.
21. Rose Lychee Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberry cupcakes with a clever plot twist: rose water and lychee. This is one cupcake we’d stay up all night reading. Um, eating. That’s what we meant.
22. Strawberry Nutella Cupcakes
If you’re nuts for Nutella, this is the cupcake for you. The hazelnut spread brings a nutty flavor to the cake.
It’s paired with a delicious strawberry frosting that walnut disappoint. No offense to any dudes out there named Walnut.
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23. Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
We’ve found the baked good equivalent of Cherry Coke and we cannot get enough. If we had to cherry pick a winner, the cherry juice frosting and cherry pie filling make this a clear choice. Unless you’re allergic to cherries.
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24. Buttercream Heart Cupcakes
You’ll need to invest in some piping bags and tips to craft these buttercream hearts. They’re well worth the extra supplies, and you’ll feel like Cake Boss after. Be prepared for your party guests to start treating you…differently.
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25. Strawberry Prosecco Cupcakes
Fact: Prosecco makes the batter in this recipe moist, resulting in fluffy cupcakes. Opinion: There’s nothing better than strawberries and champagne. This cupcake checks both boxes.
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26. Vegan Chocolate Heart-Shaped Cupcakes
These dairy-free, gluten-free, paleo, and vegan treats will satisfy everyone’s sweet tooth. Your guests will be tearin’ up these hearts and knocking each other down for seconds. Don’t you just love when everyone gets along?
27. Cream Stuffed Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
It’s strawberry shortcake meets a cream puff in the sweetest of mashups. A blender conceals the strawberries in the batter and stuffing, giving these confections a rosy glow. Poke a hole in each cupcake and fill ’em up with cream.
Step aside, Boston Cream donuts. Cupcakes have entered the chat, and their messages are showing up blue.
28. Gluten-Free Red Velvet Cupcakes
The OG Valentine’s Day cupcake choice: Fluffy red cake, creamy frosting, and some festive red sanding sugar for good measure. Plus, there’s an air of mystery because you can’t quite pin down red velvet’s flavor profile.
Add to grocery list: Essence of Air of Mystery.
29. Love Heart Cupcakes
Many a song has been penned about hearts. A little red food coloring and a heart-shaped cookie cutter is the key to these hidden heart cupcakes. Add buttercream frosting, and we’ve found the antidote to an achy breaky one.
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30. Vegan Valentine’s Cupcakes
We ganache believe how easy and delicious these vegan cupcakes are. A chocolate base hides a sweet raspberry in the center. Get creative with your toppings: coconut shavings, chocolate chips, pretzels, Oreo dust. The possibilities are as endless.
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31. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Chocolate-covered strawberries are like a pop solo artist: hip and charismatic enough to stand on their own. But occasionally they can be persuaded to collaborate.
These strawberry soda cupcakes have a chocolate buttercream frosting, and are topped with chocolate-covered strawberries. It’s the best collaboration since Dua Lipa and Meg Thee Stallion.
32. Valentine’s Day Cupcakes Topped with Chocolate Hearts
These chocolate cupcakes get the VIP treatment with clever heart cake toppers.
To recreate: slide chocolate wafers into a piping bag and melt in the microwave. Squeeze melted chocolate into heart shapes and let them harden. Voila! These homemade heart toppers are easier to make than Grandma’s chicken soup. Don’t tell her we said that.
33. Pink Velvet Cupcakes with Sprinkles
This is the Lisa Frank cupcake of our 90s dreams. Or the Jane Fonda cupcake of our 80s dreams. Or the Jojo Siwa cupcake of today’s dreams. Whichever generation you are, we can all agree that everything is better with neon colors and a little sparkle.
34. Small Batch Valentine Cupcakes
The varied shades of pink in this cupcake would impress even the most dedicated Pantone enthusiasts. The cheery swirls of pink frosting will leave your valentine tickled pink. And maybe dyed, a little. Sorry.
35. Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
Picture it: a patch of fresh strawberries nestled in a bed of vanilla cake. Freeze-dried strawberries give the frosting its blush hue and sweet tang. We’re about to write a Grammy-winning song about it.
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36. Lemon Raspberry Cupcakes
When life gives you lemons, grab some raspberries and make buttercream frosting. That may not be how the saying goes, but aren’t you happy we said it?
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37. Strawberry Crush Cupcakes
The perfect treat to share with your crush. These sweet pink cupcakes have a one-smoothie-with-two-straws date vibe. Although, in this case, there’s just the one straw. Use your imagination, okay?
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38. Tropical Fruit Punch Soda Cupcakes
Be still our beating hearts! These crimson cupcakes pair a favorite childhood party drink with a favorite childhood party treat. Your eight-year-old self is nudging you to indulge. Or at least move aside so she can reach.
39. Berries and Cream Cupcakes
You’ll be berry glad you tried these cupcakes. Their sweet cottagecore vibe has us asking for seconds. Or maybe that’s the lack of lunch in our bellies?
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40. Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes
As The Great British Bake Off has taught us, it’s all in the presentation. Milk chocolate brownie mix and sour cream join forces to make a scrummy base. Strawberry frosting houses the centerpiece: an impressive chocolate-covered strawberry.
No soggy bottoms here.
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41. Romantic Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes
Strawberries and chocolate sitting in a tree. Actually, they moved and found a chocolate cake duplex with a strawberry meringue terrace. They’ve never been happier.
42. Gluten-free Chocolate Cupcakes with Raspberry Buttercream Frosting
So your love language is chocolate and raspberry buttercream? We got you, babe. This recipe makes 12 cupcakes, so there’s enough to Cher.
43. Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes
A dense vanilla cake layered in sweet cream with a strawberry on top is just what the doctor ordered. No? Sorry, we must have confused her order with the dentist’s.
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44. Rose Cupcakes
Roses are red, violets are blue. This cupcake bouquet is just for you. The petals and leaves look realistic too. We can keep going! Really, it’s true.
45. Kiss Cupcakes
These cupcakes are sealed with a kiss. Don’t call the health department.
46. Conversation Hearts Cupcakes
Which candy makes you think of Valentine’s Day? We bet you thought of conversation hearts, right? Oh, you said Red Hots? This whole blog article thing isn’t great at facilitating two-way conversations.
47. Heart Filled Valentines Cupcakes
Send your best heart-filled intention with these cupcakes. They truly come from… um, with… the heart.
48. Valentines Message Cupcakes
Send a message to your valentine. If it’s written in fondant and sealed with frosting, it’s truly meant to be.
49. Ruby Heart Cupcakes
The facets in these ruby hearts are more mesmerizing than the latest TikTok trend. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but rubies are a close second. Add in some chocolate cake and frosting, and you’ve got the start of a beautiful friendship.
50. Signed, Sealed, Delivered Cupcakes
You’ve got mail. Yeah, it’s probably just a stray bill or a promotional flyer. But a girl can dream.
51. Cherry on Top Cupcakes
Life is just a bowl of cherries, as Judy Garland once sang. Put those cherries on a red velvet cupcake with buttercream icing, and you’ll like them even more.
52. Pink Champagne Cupcakes
You read that right: pink champagne. Is there anything classier? You’ll definitely want to raise a glass or two while you bite into these fluffy confections.
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53. Gluten-Free Strawberry Cupcakes
We can heart-ly wait to try these cupcakes. This is one gluten-free “I love you” that deserves a round of applause. Knowing our dietary restrictions? Swoon.
54. Limoncello Cupcakes
Is there anything more romantic than a trip to the Amalfi Coast with a tart glass of limoncello in hand? Probably not, but these limoncello cupcakes come close. The lemon twist on the frosting is the cherry, er, lemon on top.
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