Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we are all looking for new and fun ideas to celebrate. Whether it is baking cupcakes, making valentines cards, or a new DIY craft, E-Mealz has your covered this year. So don’t sweat the details, we have them all here for you and ready to use. Make Valentine’s Day extra fun this year for your family and friends with these 3 cupcake recipes wrapped in festive cupcake wrappers!
Dark Chocolate Cupcake with Chocolate Fudge Marshmallow Fudge Icing
24 paper liners
1 package of chocolate cake mix
¼ cup All-Purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened coca powder
1 ½ cups buttermilk
½ cup of vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
½ semi sweet chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 °. Line your cupcake cups with paper liner. In a mixing bowl, place cake mix, flour, cocoa powder, buttermilk, oil, eggs and vanilla and beat with a electric mixer on low speed until all the ingredients are incorporated. Increase the electric mixer to medium speed and beat for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Use a ice-cream scooper and scoop a heaping ¼ cup of cupcake batter into the liner. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely.
2 cups of granulated sugar
1 can (5 ounces) evaporated milk
10 large marshmallows
8 tablespoons soft butter
1 cup (6ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a saucepan place granulated sugar, evaporated milk and marshmellow over medium heat. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon while it comes to a boil. Reduce heat and let simmer for 6 minutes and continue to stir. Remove from heat and add a stick of butter, chocolate chips and vanilla. Continue to stir until frosting is thick and chips and butter have melted. Use the frosting immediately. Scoop a heaping full of frosting on the cupcake or use a frosting bag and your tip preference and get creative! We topped the cupcake with a sugar paper heart that we cut out with a small heart cookie cutter.
Strawberry Cupcakes with Strawberry Icing
18 paper liners
1 box of strawberry cake mix
½ cup of sour cream
2 tablespoons of strawberry gelatin
Pre-heat oven to 350°. Prepare cake mix as directed and add the remaining ingredients. Beat with an electric mixer until all ingredients are incorporated. Increase the electric mixer to medium speed and beat for 1 ½ to 2 minutes. Use an ice-cream scooper and scoop a heaping ¼ cup of cupcake batter into the liner. Place the pan in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely.
1 cup of strawberries
1 stick of soft butter
1 large bag of confection sugar
Puree your strawberries in a food processor. Place in a saucepan your strawberries and butter until all the butter is melted. Remove from heat and add confection sugar 1 cup at a time and continue to add until you get your desired consistency. We topped our cupcake with fresh strawberries.
Lemon Cupcakes with Lemon Buttercream Icing
1 large lemon
1 package of plain yellow cake mix
3 tablespoons of granulated sugar
1 cup warm water
½ cup of vegetable oil
3 large eggs
Pre-heat oven to 350°. Line 24 cupcakes with paper liner. Rinse your lemon and dry. Grate 1 tablespoon of zest from lemon. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze a third of lemon juice into a small bowl. Place the lemon zest and lemon juice into a large mixing bowl. Add cake mix, granulated sugar, water, oil, eggs and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until all ingredients are incorporated. Increase the electric mixer speed to medium and mix an additional 1 ½ to 2 minutes. With a icecream scooper, scoop a heaping ¼ cup into each lined cupcake cup. Place in oven and bake cupcakes for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow cupcakes to cool completely.
8 tablespoons of soft butter
3 ¾ cups of confectioners’ sugar
4 tablespoons of milk
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
Grate the lemon and place the zest on wax paper and sprinkle with sugar and let dry. Place butter in a medium-size bowl and beat with an electric mixer on low speed until fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and 3 tablespoons of milk, a bit at a time beating with an electric mixer until all confectioners’ sugar is well incorporated. Add the vanilla and increase mixer speed to medium and beat frosting until it is light and fluffy. You can add milk if the frosting is too stiff. Top the cupcake with your dried sugar lemon zest.
Choose which recipe you want to make or maybe make all three and wrap them in these cute cupcake wrappers for a pretty treat for anyone to enjoy! Simply click here to print off our Valentine’s Day cupcake wrappers. Stay tuned for our printable Valentine’s cards coming to the blog soon!