These Valentine Cupcakes are almost too cute to eat! I use my Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcake and Simply Perfect Chocolate Cupcake recipes as the base recipes, and my Vanilla Buttercream Frosting swirled on top, and sprinkled with sweet little valentine sprinkles for a perfect little cupcake – perfect for Valentine parties and celebrations! For a pink version, you can also top these with my simple and sweet Strawberry Cream Cheese Frosting.
There were two little boys that were thrilled to death to come home to these sweet little Treats Trucks, each filled with two Valentine Cupcakes. I'm not sure if they were more excited about the homemade cupcakes or the sweet little trucks, but their smiles made my heart happy!
Simply Perfect Vanilla Cupcakes:
3 and 2/3 cups (420g) cake flour (weighed or spooned & leveled)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
¾ teaspoon baking soda
1 and 1/2 cups unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
3 large eggs +2 additional large egg whites (room temperature)
1 Tablespoon Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Paste
1 and ½ cup buttermilk (room temperature)
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting:
1 cup unsalted butter (softened to room temperature)
4-5 cups confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon Rodelle Pure Vanilla Extract
½ teaspoon salt
HOW I MAKE THESE:
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