Valentine’s Day is coming up, and we’ve got you covered with some killer cupcake recipes that are gonna make you the hero of the day. Forget about panic-buying chocolates at the last minute. These cupcake treats are all about mixing it up with some sweet, some tangy, and a whole lot of yum. Whether you’re baking for your sweetheart, your friends, or just treating yourself (because why not?), these cupcakes are the way to go. Make this Valentine’s Day a bit more special with some homemade love.

Rose Lychee Raspberry Cupcakes

A plate of cupcakes topped with pink frosting and roses.
Photo credit: Sift & Simmer.
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These Rose Lychee Raspberry Cupcakes are delicately flavoured with rose water and fresh lychee. It’s topped with a lightly sweetened rose and raspberry buttercream and is naturally coloured pink.

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Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Two cupcakes with strawberries and a fork on a wooden table.
Photo Credit: Live to Sweet.

These Strawberry Filled Cupcakes are soft & fluffy vanilla bean cakes with homemade honey-strawberry filling, topped with strawberry cream cheese frosting!

Get the recipe: Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Raspberry Cupcakes with Raspberry Frosting

Pink cupcakes with raspberry frosting on a wooden cutting board.
Photo Credit: How to Make Rice Crispy Treats.

These raspberry cupcakes have a light, fluffy cupcake base with whole raspberries spread throughout. They are then topped with an easy to make raspberry buttercream frosting that is pretty pink and delicious.

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Pink Buttercream Cupcakes

Pink frosted cupcakes on a marble plate.
Photo Credit: Be Centsational.

These delightful cupcakes are a visual treat and a burst of creamy vanilla flavor, ideal for a range of occasions. Their fluffy and tender texture, combined with the most beautiful color, makes them a surefire hit.

Get the recipe: Pink Buttercream Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with chocolate frosting and raspberries.
Photo Credit: Anna Banana.

They are delicious, elegant and absolutely perfect for any occasion or celebration! These chocolate raspberry cupcakes are filled with raspberry jam and topped with silky-smooth chocolate buttercream.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Raspberry Cupcakes

Black Forest Cupcakes

Chocolate cherry cupcakes with whipped cream and cherries on a white plate.
Photo Credit: Foxes Love Lemons.

These Black Forest Cupcakes are fun to make and so delicious to eat. Moist chocolate cupcakes made with buttermilk are filled with syrupy cherries, and topped with whipped cream and chocolate shavings.

Get the recipe: Black Forest Cupcakes

Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Strawberry frosted cupcakes on a white sheet of paper.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

These strawberry filled cupcakes are gluten-free and dairy-free vanilla cupcakes with a naturally pink strawberry buttercream frosting. They have a fresh strawberry filling but can be made with strawberry jam filling, too! 

Get the recipe: Strawberry Filled Cupcakes

Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with strawberries and chocolate frosting.
Photo Credit: Boston Girl Bakes.

Valentine’s Day calls for a special flavor combination – like with these chocolate strawberry cupcakes. Moist, easy to make chocolate cupcakes topped with a creamy strawberry buttercream frosting. Top with chocolate covered strawberries for a perfect garnish!

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

A stack of chocolate cupcakes with pink frosting.

These Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes are the richest and moistest cupcakes you’ll ever eat! Packed with juicy cherry pie filling and topped with a sweet and tangy cherry buttercream frosting.

Get the recipe: Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
Photo Credit: Savor the Spoonful.

These delicious summer-inspired Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes are light and fluffy vanilla cupcakes baked full of fresh strawberries, topped with cream cheese frosting, and sprinkled with strawberry crunch crumble topping. Bursting with flavors reminiscent of strawberry shortcake bars, these homemade cupcakes are the ultimate dessert recipe!

Get the recipe: Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Red Velvet Cupcakes

Red velvet cupcakes on a white plate with whipped cream.
Photo Credit: Vegan Huggs.

These Vegan Red Velvet Cupcakes are perfectly moist and fluffy with a subtle note of chocolate flavor. They are easy to make and downright delicious!

Get the recipe: Red Velvet Cupcakes

Strawberry Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes topped with whipped cream and strawberries.
Photo Credit: NeighborFood Blog.

These Strawberry Cupcakes are super moist, fluffy, and bursting with strawberry flavor. We pair them with a swirl of strawberry buttercream that will absolutely melt in your mouth.

Get the recipe: Strawberry Cupcakes

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