Chocolate Valentine’s Heart Cupcakes

No matter how many cute, or fancy, or delicious treats I bake… chocolate cupcakes are always on my list of favorites!  Whenever my husband requests a treat to bring into his work, or for a special occasion… it’s almost always chocolate cupcakes!

And when you top a delicious chocolate cupcake with rich chocolate cream cheese frosting, you have a chocolate lovers dream!

How to Make Chocolate Valentine’s Heart Cupcakes

chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and pink hearts

Chocolate Valentine's Heart Cupcakes

Chocolate cupcakes topped with an amazing chocolate cream cheese frosting!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 47 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 306 kcal


Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa best quality available
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract best quality available
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • ½ cup unsalted butter 1 stick/8 Tablespoon, set at room temp about 10 minutes, but should still be cool
  • 8 oz cream cheese directly from fridge
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract always use pure vanilla extract if possible
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
  • 1 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream heavy whipping cream (or milk- although I do like the richness that cream adds)


Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes

  • Line muffin tin with paper liners. Heat oven to 350*F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  • Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla. Beat on medium speed for one minute.
  • Stir in boiling water (the batter will be thin, don’t worry, this is right).
  • Fill liners 2/3 full with batter. (I usually put the batter into a large measuring cup with a pour spout, and then pour the batter into the liners.)
  • Bake cupcakes for approximately 18-22 minutes.
  • Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

Chocolate Cream Cheese Frosting

  • Place butter in a large mixing bowl and beat until smooth. Add cream cheese and blend until fully combined and smooth, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the cocoa powder before adding the powdered sugar, so it gets fully incorporated into the butter and cream cheese.
  • Add vanilla extract and powdered sugar and blend on low speed until combined. Increase to medium speed and beat until it begins to get fluffy.
  • Slowly add the heavy cream, a little bit at a time until desired consistency is met. (Don’t add too much if you want the frosting to stay in place when piped on cupcakes.)
  • Beat until fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Use at once or keep refrigerated. (This frosting will keep well in the refrigerator for several days, but you may need to re-beat it for the best texture.)


Calories: 306kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 3gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 235mgPotassium: 110mgFiber: 2gSugar: 37gVitamin A: 291IUCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chocolate valentine's heart cupcakes
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Once you have the yummy part… adding a bit of cute never hurts!  These little heart decorations are easy and fun to make!

Since I love cute and delicious treats… I thought they were the perfect thing to bring along while I visit over at My Baking Addiction today.  If you don’t know Jamie of My Baking Addiction, you are missing out on a treat… in fact LOTS of beautiful treats!

Head on over to My Baking Addiction, where I’m sharing all the details on these cupcakes, and the easy heart toppers.


  1. Thumbs up for a lovely blog. Your recipes look so yummy and promising. Just want u to confirm if I can use this same recipe for a 9” cake.

  2. Such I didn’t try yet. I prepared for the husband such:
    Very tasty. I will prepare also such. Thanks

  3. Hi! Its great. I’ll try them soon. Can u plz tell me about the water, as u said we have to add boiling water in it, it should be hot or at room temperature.
    Plz reply soon , i cant wait to make these sexy cupcakes. 🙂

  4. i love it ! i like cupcake,but they have really good air

  5. These are such lovely ones…It goes into my inspiration list to try..

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