Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipes

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Valentine’s Day is for lovers…cupcake lovers, that is! The holiday that celebrates all things cupid, hearts, and cute is custom-made for some cute desserts. So get ready to whip up some sweets for your sweet with these beautiful cupcake decorating ideas and recipes!

Rosette Cupcakes

Rosettes are one of the easiest buttercream decorations to make, and also one of the prettiest! Here's everything you need to know to create beautiful rosette cupcakes.
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Overhead shot of pink and yellow Rosette Cupcakes with piped leaves around the edges.
Close-up of cupcake with white buttercream, pink and red sprinkles, and a large chocolate heart on top.

Swirled Chocolate Heart Cupcakes

These Valentine’s Day cupcakes, topped with swirled chocolate heart toppers, will win YOUR heart! Make easy swirled chocolate bark out of your favorite candy melt colors, then cut out heart shapes to make cute & easy cupcake toppers.
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Rosewater Cupcakes

These easy vegan rosewater cupcakes are soft, delicate, floral and so unique! Made with rosewater and a simple rose and vanilla buttercream!
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Vanilla cupcake with swirled pink frosting and purple rose petals on top.
Close up of cupcake with white ruffled frosting and pink fondant flowers.

Fondant Rose Cupcakes

These cupcakes are topped with mini fondant ribbon roses, sweet little flowers that are super easy and fast to make. These easy fondant flowers add the perfect romantic touch to any dessert.
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Rosé Cupcakes

These rosé cupcakes are made with rosé wine and topped with dried rose petals for the perfect Valentine's Day dessert!
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Rosé Cupcake on a small white cupcake stand, with a bottle and glass of Rosé in the background.
Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes on a white surface, with a red candy heart on top.

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes

Mini Red Velvet Cupcakes are a 2-bite, sweet and delicious miniature version of classic red velvet cupcakes. These cuties are topped with a simple Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting and are perfect for any occasion.
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Chocolate Flower Cupcakes

Your valentine will love a bouquet of these Chocolate Flower Cupcakes! They feature a delicious lemon cupcake, fluffy coconut frosting, and easy but beautiful edible chocolate flowers on top. 
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Close up of a blue chocolate flower cupcake sitting on a pink and purple doily.

Chocolate Rose Cupcakes

Romantic Chocolate Rose Cupcakes are the perfect dessert for Valentine's Day, or any special occasion! Learn how to make these lifelike roses out of modeling chocolate.
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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

These chocolate cherry cupcakes are decadent and moist, made with fresh cherries. Cherry lovers will go crazy chocolate cupcakes filled with a sweet cherry filling and topped with a bakery-style vanilla frosting.
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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes with big swirls of white frosting, cherry sauce, and fresh cherries on top.
Close-up of a vanilla cupcake with a pink cake heart embedded in the center.

Love Heart Cupcakes

These fluffy vanilla cupcakes have a surprise inside–a delicate pink heart, baked right into the center! They look complicated, but it's surprisingly easy to pull off this baking trick.
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