Valentine's Day Cupcakes Easiest Recipe Ever

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Valentine's Day Cupcakes show your devotion for your date. Vanilla cupcakes made from scratch and decorated for the holidays!  


For the cupcake – 1 cup unsalted butter room temp – 2 cups granulated sugar – 4 large eggs – 1 cup whole milk or 2% milk – 1 tablespoon white vinegar – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 2 & 1/2 cups all-purpose flour – 2 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder – 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt For the buttercream frosting – 1 & 1/2 cups unsalted butter room temp – 1 & 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract – 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt – 4 & 1/2 cups powdered sugar – 2 tablespoons heavy cream – pink food coloring optional – sprinkles optional


Heat the oven to 350°F. Prepare cupcake tin liners. Beat the butter and sugar on high speed in a large basin with an electric mixer 

Step 1

or stand mixer with the paddle attachment for 2-3 minutes until light and fluffy. Add one egg at a time and beat on medium speed until combined. Beat milk, vinegar, 

Step 2

and vanilla extract on medium speed until blended. In another large bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt. Add flour mixture to wet ingredients slowly on low speed.  

Step 3

Keep mixing until smooth and blended. The batter should be light and fluffy. Halfway fill each cupcake well with batter. 

Step 4

Bake the cupcakes on the middle rack for 17–20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool the cupcakes in the pan for 4-5 minutes after baking.  

Step 5

Remove from pan and cool on a rack before icing. Frost the cupcakes after they cool. Beat the butter, vanilla extract, 

Step 6

make creamy in a big bowl with an electric mixer or stand mixer with a paddle attachment and salt on high speed. Moderately add powdered sugar. Until smooth and clump-free,  

Step 7

beat 2-3 minutes. High-speed beat heavy whipping cream for 3–4 minutes until foamy. Food coloring can be blended for 30 seconds. Pipe buttercream on cupcakes. If used, sprinkle and serve. 

Step 8


-Calories: 502kcal -Carbohydrates: 35g -Protein: 24g -Fat: 29g -Saturated Fat: 17g -Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g -Monounsaturated Fat: 8g -Trans Fat: 0.3g -Cholesterol: 107mg -Sodium: 463mg -Potassium: 299mg -Fiber: 1g -Sugar: 4g -Vitamin A: 926IU -Vitamin C: 0.1mg -Calcium: 257mg -Iron: 1mg

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