Valentine's day cupcakes

6 servings
15 min
18 min
Very Easy


Number of serving: 6
200 g caster sugar

175 g flour

50 g cocoa powder

7.5 ml baking powder

2.5 ml salt

1 egg

125 ml milk

75 ml melted butter

5 ml vanilla extract

125 ml hot water

Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:

100 g butter/baking margarine, room temperature

400 g icing sugar, sifted

2 tablespoons milk

5 ml strawberry flavouring

2 drops pink gel food colour


  • Pre-heat the oven to 180°c. Line a muffin-tray with cupcake cases. Combine all the dry ingredients together and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the egg, milk, melted butter and vanilla.
  • Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and beat for 2 minutes until well combined. Slowly add the hot water and mix through.
  • The batter will be very runny, so don’t be alarmed. Pour the batter into the cupcake cases and place into the oven.
  • Bake the cupcakes for 15-18 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes in the tray. Remove them from the tray and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Decorate with Strawberry Buttercream frosting.
  • Strawberry Buttercream Frosting:
    Beat the butter until pale and fluffy. Sift in the icing sugar and beat until the mixture comes together in a ball. Add the milk, flavouring and colour and beat for another minute. To create the ‘ripple’ effect, streak the inside of the piping bag with some red/pink gel food colouring . Fill with the buttercream and pipe onto the cooled cupcakes.
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Valentine's Day Cupcakes, photo 1
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