Heart Cupcakes

5 from 2 votes
These cute Heart Cupcakes are so sweet. No special mold need to perfect these Valentine's Day cupcakes.
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes

These cute Heart Cupcakes are so sweet. No special mold need to perfect these Valentines Day cupcakes.

6 heart cupcakes arranged in the shape of a heart with heart confetti sprinkled around them

Heart Cupcakes are the perfect way to say that you love someone. This recipe is so easy to do and since you use a box cake mix it’s fast as well. Why is the heart synonymous with love? Find out the answers here.


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What We Love About This Valentines Cupcake Recipe

Cupcakes are so much fun! Since you can make these cute heart cupcakes with no special tools or equipment, you can get to the fun of decorating cupcakes with your family.

  • Quick and Easy: A box cake mix and a few toppings and you are done.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Great for showing someone that you love them. The kids can help too.
  • Adaptable: Can make it with different flavors of cake and use whatever toppings that you like.
a closeup of a heart cupcake

Ingredient Notes

  • BOXED CAKE MIX: Any brand and any flavor will work, pick your favorite.
  • EGGS: Use large eggs for this recipe.
  • OIL: A neutral oil like canola works best so that it does not impart flavor.
  • FROSTING: Make your own or store bought, whatever compliments your cake choice.

Equipment Needed

How to Make this Cute Cupcake Idea

Below are the basic steps for making this cute cupcake idea. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to shape cupcake liners into hearts

STEP 1: PREP

First, preheat your oven and line your cupcake trays. Then place a marble in the center of the “top” of the cupcake and next, fold a small piece of foil to fit on both sides of the cupcake liner.

STEP 2: MAKE MIX

Second, make the cake mix and then use a 1/4 measuring cup to add the batter to the cupcake tin.

a collage of 4 images showing the steps needed to bake and decorate heart cupcakes

STEP 3: BAKE

Finally, bake for 15-18 minutes and then let cool in the pan for 20-25 mins. Once removed from the pan, you should have a heart-shaped cupcake! Lastly, decorate as you desire.

Prep and Storage Tips for Baked Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD OF TIME

Granted, we like to get things done when we can, however do not make these cupcakes too far in advance or they will dry out. Wrap them tightly in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container for up to two days in advance or freeze for longer storage.

HOW TO STORE THIS RECIPE

Beyond wrapping them in foil or plastic wrap, you can use an airtight container, especially if you are transporting these Valentine’s Day Cupcakes to a party. This is a great option.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS RECIPE

Freeze cupcakes for up to six months.

Frequently Asked Questions about Heart Cupcakes

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE GLUTEN FREE OR KETO?

There are so many great options on the market now to make a healthier cupcake version. Really no need to deprive yourself of these sweet treats.

DECORATING CUPCAKES?

You do not need to be an expert to make cute decorations, for example:
* Mini rosettes -Hold your piping bag straight up and down and make small circles using a “star tip”.
* Criss-Cross Design -Slightly angle the piping bag and create a criss-cross pattern.
* Heart outline -Outline the cupcake and make small circles in the center to fill in the space.

HOW DO YOU MAKE THE HEART SHAPED CUPCAKE IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A MARBLE?

Of course, you can still make these heart cupcakes without the marble. Simply ball up a piece of foil in a round shape to resemble a marble and use that.

6 heart cupcakes arranged in the shape of a heart with heart confetti sprinkled around them

Expert Tips for Making This Recipe

  • Add a Surprise: It is fun to add a surprise to the middle of your cupcakes, such as fruit, nuts, caramel, or other candy.
  • Cute Cupcake Ideas: Really, you can top these cute cupcakes with anything you like: candy hearts, sprinkles, or even sayings made with white gel icing, like Love or the person’s name.
  • Variation tip: Try a cupcake tin that is heart shaped if you are not crafty.

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Heart Cupcakes

5 from 2 votes
These cute Heart Cupcakes are so sweet. No special mold need to perfect these Valentine's Day cupcakes.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 24 cupcakes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • Boxed Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1 cup water
  • Frosting
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • Line the cupcake tin with cupcake liners.
  • Place a marble in the center of the "top" of the cupcake.
  • Fold a small piece of foil to fit on both sides of the cupcake liner.
  • Use a 1/4 measuring cup to add the batter to the cupcake tin.
  • Bake for 15-18 mins.
  • Remove and let cool in the pan for 20-25 mins.
  • Once removed you should have a heart-shaped cupcake!
  • Frost as you would like.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg

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This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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