Easy Box Mix Valentines Day Cupcakes

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Treats are one of the most important parts of any holiday. Especially the day of love, Valentine’s Day! So when February 14th rolls around, our favorite way to show the people we love they are important is with some easy cupcake recipes with cake mix! With just 5 simple pantry staple ingredients plus pink frosting, you can whip these pretty pink desserts in a heartbeat. 

Easy valentines cupcake recipes with cake mix

Cupcakes are simple to bake, fun to decorate, and even easier to eat. Plus, they are just perfect for romantic dates and cute Valentine’s Day parties. If you’re a parent and need a quick and adorable dessert for the kiddos- these will put a smile on kids and adults alike.

Why You Will Love Easy Valentines Day Cupcakes 

  • Easy to make with box cake mix 
  • Perfect for romance, fun, or even a party 
  • Versatile: you can use any flavor of cake mix you want
  • Makes 24 cupcakes so you can serve a crowd or have leftovers 

Valentine’s Day Cupcake Recipe

Easy valentines cupcake recipes with cake mix ingredients

What Ingredients Do You Need?

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix 
  • 24 oz hot pink frosting 
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil 
  • 1+¼ cup water 
  • Pink / white sprinkles 

Tools & Equipment

  • A large mixing bowl
  • Large whisk – or a stand mix
  • Cupcake liners 
  • Icing bag
  • Piping tip 

How to Make Valentines Day Cupcakes

Easy Valentine’s Day cupcakes recipes with cake mix process
  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit 
  2. Mix the easy Valentine’s Day cupcakes ingredients: cake mix, eggs, oil, and water in a large mixing bowl 
  3. Whisk or mix in your stand mixer 
  4. Line your cupcake pans with your favorite liners 
  5. Spray them with cooking spray or grease with oil
  6. Fill each cupcake liner ¾ full
  7. Bake cupcakes for 10-15 minutes 
  8. Allow cupcakes to chill completely in the refrigerator before frosting
  9. Spread a base layer of frosting on the top of each cupcake to seal in freshness 
  10. Decorate with more frosting using a piping bag and tip 
  11. Add sprinkles on top 
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Substitution Ideas 

  1. Instead of one color frosting, you can make a pink and white swirl.
  2. Use some heart-shaped sprinkles on your easy Valentine’s Day cupcakes. 
  3. Add chocolate chips to the cupcake batter! 
  4. Try some chocolate sprinkles.

Frequently Asked Questions

Easy valentines cupcake from above

What is the best frosting tip for cupcakes?

Wondering about the best way to get the perfect cupcake swirl? You are looking for the tip known as the 1M star tip! This is the best frosting tip for cupcakes if you’re looking for a quick and easy standard swirl. 

What size icing bag should you use?

Whenever I am decorating cakes or cupcakes, I always use the largest size icing bag possible, which is usually 21-24 inches. That’s because I love big swirls of pillowy frosting, and any smaller bags won’t fit enough to finish my dessert. Sure, you can refill your bag, but I find that to be a hassle. My hands get sticky, and air bubbles get stuck in the new frosting, causing blips in my swirls! For me, I prefer the 24-inch bag with the 1M star tip for best results. 

Valentines cupcakes side view

More Valentine’s Day Treats:

Now you’re ready to make the best easy Valentine’s Day cupcake recipes with a box cake mix! So bust out your liner, bags, tips, and ingredients!

I hope you enjoy these Easy Box Mix Valentines Day Cupcakes. If so, please leave a star ★★★★★ rating and a comment below! Follow along on Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter for more delicious recipes!

Easy valentines cupcake recipes with cake mix feature

Valentines Day Cupcakes

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This easy box cake mix recipe is perfect for date night or a Valentines party.
Servings: 24 Cupcakes
Calories: 244kcal
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Resting Time: 30 mins
Total Time: 55 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 24 oz hot pink frosting
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 +¼ cup water
  • Pink/ white sprinkles

Equipment

  • Stand Mixer or whisk
  • 1M Star Tip
  • Icing Bag

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Mix the cake mix, eggs, oil, and water in a large mixing bowl and whisk until smooth
  • Line your cupcake pans with liners
  • Spray them with cooking spray or grease
  • Fill each cupcake liner ¾ the way full
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes
  • Allow cupcakes to chill completely in the refrigerator before frosting
  • Spread a base layer of frosting on the top of each cupcake to seal in freshness
  • Decorate with more frosting using a piping bag and tip
  • Add sprinkles

Nutrition

Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 209mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, is intended to serve as an estimate only, and is provided for informational purposes. The accuracy of nutritional information is not guaranteed.

Course: Dessert, Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, easy, frosting

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Hello, I’m Vickie aka The Crazy Family Mom!

The creator of A Crazy Family and a stay-at-home mom of a little boy with a big personality. I love to share real food recipes, parenting tips & encouragement, fun kids activities, and so much more! Plus, I am thrilled to provide you with a space to celebrate all that is awesome (and a little crazy) in the world.

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