With Valentine’s Day coming, we thought everyone could use an easy DIY recipe. These Easy Heart Shaped Cupcakes are so yummy and look fantastic. They’re much better that store bought…

These Heart Shaped Cupcakes are a fun recipe for Valentines Day

Make these for birthday parties, Valentine’s Day or any other party where you want something special. They take about 30 minutes to make, with a half hour of cooling time in the middle.

Watch our quick tutorial to see how to make them:

These Heart Shaped Cupcakes are a fun recipe for Valentines Day
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Easy Heart Shaped Cupcakes

Simple heart-shaped cupcakes with a homemade frosting - perfect for birthday parties or Valentine's Day
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 12 cupcakes


  • 1 box cake mix
  • ingredients called for on cake mix box, water, vegetable oil, eggs etc.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • red food coloring
  • decorating sprinkle balls


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cups into a 12-cup muffin tin.
  • Scrunch pieces of aluminum foil into twelve 3/4 inch balls, and slip one between each paper cup and the tin to make a heart shape.
  • Make cake batter as directed on box. Then fill each cup half full (no more than that).
  • Bake 15-17 minutes according to the box instructions or toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan.


  • In large bowl, beat softened butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla until light and fluffy. Add several drops of food color to make desired shade of pink.
  • Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes using a knife or small spatula. Top with sprinkles. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Easy Heart Shaped Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 338 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 53mg2%
Carbohydrates 50g17%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 42g47%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 350IU7%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
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