Chocolate Cupcakes with Strawberry Frosting for Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

  • Author: Liz
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 24 Cupcakes


Chocolate Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting


1 box chocolate or devils food cake mix

1 cup buttermilk – instead of water – add 1 tablespoon of vinegar to 1 cup measuring cup, add milk and let set 2-3 minutes

1/3 cup oil – canola or vegetable

4 large eggs, room temperature


1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened

6-8 cups powdered sugar

1 batch – Homemade Strawberry Glaze (recipe here) – you will use 1/3 cup and have some leftover

2-4 tablespoons milk


Decorator Bag fitted with a #1M Tip

Sprinkles and/or Candy

Decorator Bag


Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Add cupcake liners to muffin pan

Mix cake mix, buttermilk, oil and eggs until smooth

Divide cake batter into cupcake liners using a cookie dough scoop

Bake 12-15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cupcake comes out clean



Add butter to large bowl or mixing bowl for stand mixer, beat until smooth and creamy

Gradually add powdered sugar, alternating with milk

Add 1/3 cup strawberry glaze, beat well

Add more powdered sugar

Continue to add powdered sugar until desired consistency


Fill decorator bag with frosting and pipe onto cupcake

Add sprinkles and candy

Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

The taste best served at room temperature.

Store leftovers in fridge


Substitute for fresh strawberry glaze is strawberry extract

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