Hugs and Kisses Cupcake Recipe

Make this hugs and kisses cupcake recipe and bring the smiles on Valentine’s Day. Perfect for a class party or a get-together with friends, these are sure to please!

Hugs and Kisses Cupcakes for Valentines Day

Hugs and Kisses Cupcake Recipe

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love sharing fun Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes with you. You might have seen our other X’s and O’s style Valentine’s Day cupcake made with fondant.

If you just squinched up your face at the thought of fondant, I hear ya – fondant is a dessert diving line. Some love it, others can take it, and well, there’s everyone else who lifts it off and won’t touch it.

Should you be the face-squinching type, this hugs and kisses cupcake recipe is for you! It’s fun and it’s topped with candy.

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Tips for Making the Easiest Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

These are a fun and easy cupcake for Valentine’s Day, so I don’t have too many tricks for this one. What I learned when making these:

  • After you pour in the candy, run a toothpick inside the letter molds. It will help reduce air bubbles.
  • You’ll have breakage and they won’t all come out perfectly. :)
  • Use the letter molds – I tried using cookie cutters – big fail!
  • If you’re creating a Valentine’s Day cupcake playlist on YouTube, here is our video for these adorable Hugs and Kisses cupcakes.
Hugs and Kisses Cupcake Recipe
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Easy Fondant Cupcake Decorating Idea

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Yield: 12 cupcakes

Hugs and Kisses Cupcakes

Hugs and Kisses Cupcake Recipe

These adorable and easy hugs and kisses cupcakes for Valentine's Day are perfect for the sweetest holiday.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 58 minutes


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  1. Bake 12 cupcakes (click here for our easy vanilla cupcake recipe - it's perfect for this). You can double the batch, if needed. Allow to cool completely.
  2. In a microwave safe bowl, melt the light pink candies per package instructions. Let it cool slightly and transfer to a disposable piping bag (or sandwich bag). Pipe into the mold. Repeat the process for the bright pink candy melts. Set aside to harden (can be placed in the refrigerator for 10 minutes).
  3. Next, combine all frosting ingredients into a stand mixer or large bowl and mix until smooth. Transfer to a piping bag with a round tip (I used a #10).
  4. Once the candy toppings have set, gently remove each from the mold. Now it's time to assemble your cute hugs and kisses cupcakes! Frost each cupcake and place a candy on top. collage of how to make valentines day cupcakes


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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 223Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 6mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 0gSugar: 19gProtein: 0g

All nutrition information is estimated. For accuracy, please calculate your exact brands and ingredients if accuracy is desired.

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