4 February 2014

Valentine Cupcake Recipe

The countdown to Valentines day has begun! With just 10 days until the most romantic day of the year,  it is time to decide how you want to surprise your loved one this year.

A simple way to treat your Valentine, is to bake up some delicious treats. Sure to earn you extra brownie points for effort! We uncovered this mouthwatering recipe using raspberries and passion fruit to create fruity but light romantic cupcakes.

Valentine Cupcake Recipe


For the cakes
For the icing

Preparation method

  1. For the cakes, preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Sit 12 paper cases in a muffin tray.
  2. Beat the butter and sugar in a bowl until pale and creamy. Add the eggs, one at a time, and beat until well combined.
  3. Fold the flour, raspberries and passion fruit pulp into the mixture until almost smooth. If the mixture looks too stiff, add a little milk, as necessary.
  4. Divide the mixture among the paper cases then bake for 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool in the tin for 10 minutes. Turn the cakes out onto a wire rack and set aside until completely cooled.
  5. For the icing, using an electric whisk, cream the icing sugar and butter together until light and fluffy. Whisk in the vanilla pod seeds and food colouring. Gradually whisk in enough milk to form a smooth paste.
  6. Spoon the icing into a piping bag with a large star-shaped nozzle and pipe the icing over the cake. Sprinkle over the hundreds and thousands.

We think these will be perfect to surprise a loved one with this Valentines Day! A delicious and cheap idea for Valentines, sure to make hearts flutter!  Pop them in a pretty cake box to deliver them to your Valentine in style, just like this Red Gingham Cupcake Box available online and in store.

If you are looking to add a bit more decoration to your special cupcakes, our Valentines Cupcake Decorations would be perfect! From Mini Heart Candles to 'I Love You' Cupcake Cases, we're sure you will impress your loved one with your romantic cupcakes.

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Remember you can pick up and browse our whole range of Valentine decorations, Valentine balloons and bakeware both online and in store. But, with less than a fortnight to go you better order quickly to avoid disappointing your Valentine!

Who will you be treating this Valentines Day?