Valentines Day Cupcakes

Love is in the air, what better excuse to eat chocolates and cake? There isn’t one so whether you are making them for a loved one, a friend or to sit at home and eat all by yourself you simply must make these Valentines Day Cupcakes this weekend:

Ingredients

  • 100g of Sugar
  • 140g of Butter
  • 1tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/2tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 100g of Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 80g of Icing Sugar
  • 100g of White Chocolate
  • 50g of Red Fondant Icing
  • A heart shaped cutter
Valentines Day Cupcakes
Valentines Day Cupcakes

Method

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 180C (Fan) and putting your cupcake cases into the tin
  2. Measure out the sugar and 100g of the butter into a bowl and cream together until smooth
  3. Then sieve in the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and flour and mix until crumbly
  4. Add the eggs and whisk until you have a smooth cake batter
  5. Evenly pour the cake mix into your cupcake cases and place into the oven for 12 minutes (you will know when they are ready by gently prodding the top and it will bounce back)
  6. Allow to cool
  7. Once cool you can start the frosting by creaming the remaining butter and icing sugar together in a bowl
  8. Set aside and melt your white chocolate (in the microwave or in a glass bowl above a pan)
  9. Leave the chocolate to cool to room temperature then add the the frosting and combine
  10. You can now frost the top of your cupcakes
  11. Finally, roll out the fondant icing and cut out your hearts and place one on top of each cupcake to serve

Note: This recipe makes 12 cupcakes

These Valentines Day Cupcakes are super quick and easy to make, I think getting the kids involved would also work, but they look really cute and if given as a gift or just a token they show that you are willing to make the extra effort (which is even more worth it, if you get one too).

What will you be giving as a gift this Valentines Day?

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