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Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipes

We’re sharing our favorite Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes and cupcake decorating ideas for the sweetest holiday. Join us for some easy cupcake ideas for kids, adults, and parties!

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Easy Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipes

The Best Vanilla Cupcake Recipe

This is the best basic vanilla cupcake recipe, friends. It makes 12 cupcakes and can be doubled or tripled easily. 

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Love Letter Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

If you need a LOT of cupcakes and you want them to be as cute as the sweetest holiday itself, these love letter cupcakes are perfect! They are the easiest Valentine’s Day cupcakes we’ve made.

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Decadent Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe

Okay. Before we go any farther – if you love red velvet, this red velvet cupcake recipe is THE cupcake recipe for you. Look at these mouth-watering, chocolate-lovers cupcakes! 

Decadent Red Velvet Cupcakes for Date Night Valentine

Kid’s Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day 

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we’re all about playful creativity. That means we make a lot of kid-friendly crafts and recipes. Here are our favorite Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes for kids. 

Teddy Bear Cupcakes

Cute? Yes. Easy? Oh, yeah. Crowd-pleasing? You bet! These teddy bear cupcakes will be the star of any classroom party or Valentine’s Day dessert table. 

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Poop Emoji Cupcakes

Do you have a sense of humor? Because these poop emoji cupcakes bring a smile to almost everyone – and that’s before they even taste them!

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Love Bug Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

The kids will love to help craft these love bug cupcakes. They don’t require fancy ingredients or master-level decorating skills. And let’s just face it – they’re cute. 

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Love Monster Cupcakes for Kids

Have a little fun with frosting and make these love monster cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. The perfect thing about this easy cupcake recipe is that each one can be different!

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Valentine’s Day Cupcake Ideas with Molds

I love making easy cupcake recipes, friends. Why? It gives me more time to craft (or bake more cupcakes). Use fun molds to help you make some wow-worthy cupcakes for Valentine’s Day like these: 

Easy XO Cupcakes 

All you need is an alphabet mold and you can whip out these fun easy XO cupcakes for Valentine’s Day in no time! These are perfect for a class party because you can start on them days in advance. 

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Hugs and Kisses Cupcakes 

Everyone will love snacking on these hugs and kisses cupcakes. Why? They’re cute AND they have candy – what’s not to love?!

Hugs and Kisses Cupcakes for Valentines Day

More Valentine’s Day Treats

Although I’m a HUGE fan of cupcakes (can you tell?), I love putting together other party treats. Take a look below at some of our popular crowd-pleasing desserts for the sweetest of holidays: 

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