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Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Chocolate Valentine's Day Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream

Looking for a super easy Valentine's Day cupcake that also looks festive? You are going to LOVE these Chocolate Valentine's Day Cupcakes with Chocolate Buttercream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Valentine's Day Cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24 cupcakes
Calories 380kcal
Author Lauren


Chocolate cupcakes Ingredients

Chocolate Buttercream Ingredients


How to Make Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Preheat the oven to 350˚ F.
  • Put paper cupcake liners in your cupcake pans or you can use silicone, which ever ones you prefer.
  • In a medium bowl whisk together the hot brewed coffee and cocoa, until dissolved and set aside.
  • In the bowl for your stand mixer, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Then add the butter and sugars.
  • Beat on medium-high speed of your mixer until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time. Mix in the vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, add the dry ingredients in three additions alternating with the coffee-cocoa mixture, beginning and ending with the dry ingredients.
  • Mix each addition just until incorporated, being careful not to over mix.
  • Divide the batter between the prepared liners, filling each about two-thirds of the way full.
  • Bake about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Let cool in the pans briefly, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

How to make Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

  • Place your butter in the bowl of your mixer. Mix on medium speed until the butter is nice and creamy.
  • Turn the mixer down to the lowest setting and slowly incorporate the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into the butter.
  • Once you have added all the powdered sugar in to your mixture, add in the vanilla extract, heavy cream and salt.
  • Turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and continue mixing for 10 minutes until light and fluffy.

Assemble Chocolate Valentine's Day Cupcakes

  • Scoop frosting into piping bag and frost the cooled cupcakes. Open 24 Reese's Peanut Butter Heart.
  • Sprinkle Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top and place an unwrapped Reese's Peanut Butter Heart in the center.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 234mg | Potassium: 147mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 39g | Vitamin A: 596IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg