Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day for Your Sweetheart

Valentine’s Day cupcakes may be messy and even unpleasant to eat in front of your significant other, but there’s nothing sweeter, cuter, or – yes – even more romantic than them.

This is especially true if you opt to build them with your spouse.

After all, rom-coms in Hollywood have taught us that eating can be quite romantic, even erotic.

So, if you’re not sure how to spend your next Valentine’s Day with the person you love, or if you’re looking for something to bring to the office party, go no further than this list of cupcakes.

They’re sweet, vibrant, and, most importantly, delicious down to the last bite.

And the greatest part is that you won’t have to wait until Valentine’s Day to make them!

If you’re seeking something sweet at any time of year, this list has you covered.

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipes That Say, “I Love You”

1. Love Bug Cupcakes

Love Bug Cupcakes
Love Bug Cupcakes

Some Valentine’s Day cupcakes are all about creating something sweet, luscious, and little enticing.

Others are about meeting the “homemade dessert” requirement for your child’s school Valentine’s Day celebration.

These love bug cupcakes fall into the latter category.

They’re pink, charming, and resemble ladybugs all out for Valentine’s Day.

They may not turn on your lover, but they will certainly thrill a class of second graders!

2. Red Velvet Cupcakes

Crimson velvet cupcakes are the perfect Valentine’s Day treat thanks to their rich, deep red cake and creamy white frosting.

You don’t even need to make any changes to the recipe or add any extra decorations. (Of course, if you want to, you can!)

These are moist, fluffy, and sweet, exactly like a good red velvet cake. The buttermilk and cream cheese icing adds just a bit of tanginess.

3. Teddy Bear Cupcakes

These adorable teddy bear cupcakes are another great choice for a kid-friendly Valentine’s Day celebration. They’re also really simple to prepare.

You can make them in less than 30 minutes with fewer than 10 ingredients, and the tip on your piping bag does all the work for you.

Add some candied eyeballs and pink M&Ms to finish it off.

4. Love Monster Cupcakes

Love Monster Cupcakes
Love Monster Cupcakes

Love monster cupcakes are similar to teddy bear cupcakes, however the fur is pink icing instead of brown, and the ears are red fondant hearts instead of pink candies.

They’re still as cute and tasty as ever.

5. Sweetheart Cupcakes

Sweetheart Cupcakes
Sweetheart Cupcakes

These six-ingredient sweetheart cupcakes are a beautiful and simple way to express your love for your lover.

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White cake mix, water, vegetable oil, egg whites, red food coloring, and raspberry candy oil are all you’ll need.

(You’ll also need to decide on your favorite icing.)

They’re just plain white cupcakes with a bright, appetizing splash of red and pink raspberry coloring in the centre, and they’re completely festive and delicious.

6. Strawberry-Filled Cupcakes

Strawberry Filled Cupcakes
Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

If you want to take the red-centered filling a step further, instead of merely dying the center of each cupcake, use a real delicious strawberry filling.

These appear modest from the outside, which makes biting into them even more wonderful.

7. Berry-Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

Berry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes
Berry Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

These berry-filled vanilla cupcakes are similarly modest, yet if iced properly, they’ll look stunning on their own.

When your loved one bites into the cupcake, he or she will be greeted with a mouthful of wonderfully tangy, completely gooey berry filling.

After that, they won’t be able to consume just one.

8. XO Cupcakes

XO Cupcakes 1
XO Cupcakes

To create these adorable and simple cupcakes, you’ll need your favorite vanilla cupcake recipe, as well as fondant, cookie cutters, butter, powdered sugar, milk, and extract for the icing.

They’ll take a bit more than 30 minutes to create, and if you’re in a rush, purchase vanilla cupcakes from a bakery!

Then you’ll merely be in charge of the Xs and Os.

9. Secret Kiss Cupcakes

Secret Kiss Cupcakes
Secret Kiss Cupcakes

Secret kiss cupcakes are a chocolate lover’s dream come true. They’re light and fluffy chocolate cupcakes with rich chocolate icing.

So, what exactly is the secret kiss?

Simply place a Hershey’s kiss in the center of each cupcake before baking.

Yes, another chocolate dose in an already chocolate-heavy dish. You’re very welcome!

10. Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes
Ice Cream Sundae Cupcakes

Depending on where you live, it may still be too chilly to have an ice cream sundae with your significant other on February 14th.

But these ice cream sundae cupcakes are something else entirely.

They’re soft, fluffy, and full of vibrant colors.

To complete the ice cream sundae impression, top each with creamy vanilla buttercream and a liberal serving of melted chocolate and sprinkles.

11. Neapolitan Cupcakes

Neapolitan Cupcakes
Neapolitan Cupcakes

Another delicious ice cream-themed cupcake that everyone will enjoy.

Begin with a layer of chocolate cake on the bottom, followed by a layer of white cake mix on top.

After you’ve finished baking those delectable delights, cover them with this smooth and creamy strawberry buttercream frosting to complete the tri-color Neapolitan appearance.

Oh, and they taste great, too.

12. Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Pink Lemonade Cupcakes
Pink Lemonade Cupcakes

Talk about feminine in pink! These cupcakes would be perfect for a Barbie Dream House birthday party. They’re completely pink.

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They also have a fantastic flavor that is both sweet and acidic, similar to pink lemonade.

These are the ones for you if you prefer your sweets to have a little something more besides the sugar.

13. Lemon Raspberry-Filled Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Lemon Raspberry Filled Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
Lemon Raspberry Filled Cupcakes with White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

These exquisite cupcakes mix the tastes of cakes, berries, and citrus into a delightful, soft dessert treat.

Furthermore, the raspberry on top provides a pop of color and refinement to an otherwise unremarkable cupcake.

14. Tres Leches Cupcakes

Tres Leches Cupcakes
Tres Leches Cupcakes

These rich, creamy cupcakes have a milky, cinnamony flavor that is unquestionably delicious.

In fact, they transcend beyond moist and into a zone so delicious and velvety that I don’t even know what to call it.

Biting into one is like biting into the juiciest, tastiest cake you’ve ever had, and that’s before you even consider the fluffy icing and strawberry slices!

15. Moscato Cupcakes

Moscato Cupcakes
Moscato Cupcakes

These simple cupcakes are nothing short of divine, especially with the sweet, delicious strawberry frosting.

My favorite part is the icing, which is made with fresh strawberries. It tastes amazing and looks stunning.

If the cupcakes are properly frosted, they will resemble rose petals.

16. Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes
Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate-covered strawberries are towards the top of the list of aphrodisiacs. And there’s one on top of each of these scrumptious cupcakes!

If that isn’t enough sweet and seductive, the cupcakes themselves are made with a rich chocolate cake covered with a sweet and somewhat tangy strawberry buttercream icing.

It’s nearly like eating a chocolate-covered strawberry on top of a chocolate-covered strawberry! And that’s OK with me!

17. Strawberry Conversation Heart Cupcakes

Strawberry Conversation Heart Cupcakes
Strawberry Conversation Heart Cupcakes

These beautifully pink-iced heart-shaped cupcakes may appear complicated to create, but they aren’t.

You can prepare 16 of these in about an hour with no unusual materials!

They’ll taste mostly like strawberries, but with a subtle zestiness to them.

There’s no disputing that you’ll appreciate them, whether for their taste or their unusual look.

18. Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes
Strawberry Milkshake Cupcakes

If your milkshake attracts all the lads to the yard, these strawberry milkshake cupcakes will entice them from even further away!

They’re creamy and delicious, with the flavor like a strawberry milkshake in cupcake shape.

Furthermore, they’re sweet but not overly so, and they don’t leave you feeling bloated after eating them. That’s always a plus in my book.

19. Red Velvet Heart Surprise Cookies

Red Velvet Heart Surprise Cookies
Red Velvet Heart Surprise Cookies

These appealing, tasty cupcakes take a little longer to prepare than the others on our list.

But what better way to show your lover how much you care than to spend a little more time on their Valentine’s Day sweet treats?!

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They’re vanilla cupcakes with cream cheese frosting, but within each one is a heart-shaped red velvet surprise.

For added flare, sprinkle over some fondant hearts or red and pink sprinkles.

20. Pink Velvet Cupcakes

Pink Velvet Cupcakes
Pink Velvet Cupcakes

In case you didn’t have enough already, here’s another simple recipe for making traditional vanilla cupcakes with simple buttercream frosting.

However, you’ll add a bit of food coloring to these velvety smooth cupcakes to make the batter pink instead of white.

They’ll have the same great taste as all the other vanilla cupcakes you’ve tried, but they’re a bit more festive.

21. Chocolate Red Wine-Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate Red Wine Filled Cupcakes
Chocolate Red Wine Filled Cupcakes

Is there anything more traditional than chocolate and red wine on Valentine’s Day? If there is, I’m not aware of it.

Put a new twist on an old favorite by merging them into one dessert.

To prepare the stunningly delicious dark chocolate cake layer, you’ll need espresso, cocoa powder, and other ingredients.

Then, for the fabulously rich pinot noir chocolate ganache, mix heavy cream, chocolate chips, red wine, and salt.

The raspberry whipped cream frosting is simply the icing on top of an already fantastic cake (both figuratively and literally).

22. Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes

These cookies and cream cupcakes aren’t technically Valentine’s Day-related, but they’re lovely, tasty, and simple to prepare, so I felt I’d include them.

Plus, if your significant other (or your child’s fourth-grade class) enjoys Oreos, they will undoubtedly be a success.

23. Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes

Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes 1
Caramel Stuffed Chocolate Cupcakes 1

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love and all things sweet and seductive, and these soft chocolate cupcakes with an ooey-gooey caramel center are just that.

You could fall in love with them after just one mouthful, so you’ve met all three Valentine’s Day criteria!

24. Mocha Cupcakes

Mocha Cupcakes
Mocha Cupcakes

These mocha cupcakes are wonderfully gorgeous, with a warm, powerful chocolate and coffee flavor that will delight any coffee enthusiast.

Who needs Starbucks when you can make something similar at home?

25. Raspberry Cupcakes

Raspberry Cupcakes
Raspberry Cupcakes

Sometimes all that is required for anything to be regarded Valentine’s Day-appropriate is that it looks the part – aka: be pink! And these raspberry cupcakes are very certainly pink.

Everything about them is a delicate hue of baby pink, from the cake to the icing, making them ideal for Valentine’s Day parties (or Breast Cancer Awareness month).

They also taste like sweet and juicy raspberries, so there should be no complaints about the flavor!

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