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These Heart Shaped Cupcakes are a fun recipe for Valentines Day
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Heart Shaped Cupcakes (with Video)

These Heart Shaped Cupcakes are moist and delicious with a beautiful presentation. They're easy to make for birthdays, Mother's Day, Valentine's Day, weddings and other celebrations!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling Time15 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: heart cupcakes, heart shaped cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Cindy


  • 15 oz white cake mix or chocolate cake mix (1 box)
  • oil called for on cake mix box
  • eggs called for on cake mix box


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 drops red food coloring
  • nonpareil sprinkles optional


  • 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!



  • Make Ahead: You can make these cupcakes up to 1 day ahead of time and store in the fridge in an airtight container. You can also freeze them for up to 2 months. 


Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 53mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 42g | Vitamin A: 350IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.5mg