Valentine’s Day Recipe- Strawberry Velvet Cupcakes

The perfect cupcake recipe to impress your valentine!

Francesca Crosby
14th February 2022
Valentines cupcakes/ Image: Francesca Crosby
These would make a great edible gift for someone this Valentine’s day! For an extra touch, cut your strawberries into little hearts to top your cakes.

(Makes 6)

Ingredients

For the cakes:

  • 60g Butter
  • 60g Caster Sugar
  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 60g Self-Raising Flour

For the icing:

  • 75g Butter
  • 50g Cream Cheese
  • 200g Icing Sugar
  • 6 Tbsp Strawberry Jam or Purée
  • 3 Large Strawberries- halved

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
  2. To make the cake batter, add all of the cake ingredients to a bowl and mix using an electric whisk until smooth.
  3. Spoon the batter into 6 cupcake cases and bake for 15 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool.
  4. To make the icing, cream the butter and cream cheese together, then gradually add the icing sugar until light and fluffy. Fold through 3tbsp of the strawberry jam/ purée so that it is a light pink colour.
  5. Once the cake is cooled, scoop out the centres and fill with the remaining jam. Then pipe a swirl of icing and top with half a strawberry.
  6. Serve and Enjoy!
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