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Chocolate Heart Cupcakes

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  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Servings 30
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Show your loved ones how much you care by whipping up a batch of these adorable heart-shaped cupcakes.
By Annalise Sandberg
Updated May 16, 2022
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  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Red or pink food color
  • Candy sprinkles, if desired


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 30 regular-size muffin cups. Place 1 marble in each muffin cup between paper baking cup and muffin pan so baking cup takes on heart shape.
  • 2
    Make cake batter as directed on box. Fill each cup two-thirds full of batter.
  • 3
    Bake 14 to 15 minutes or until tops of cupcakes bounce back when touched and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on cooling rack.
  • 4
    In large bowl, beat softened butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla with electric mixer on high speed 3 to 4 minutes or until frosting is light and fluffy. Add food color to make desired shade of pink.
  • 5
    Spread frosting on cooled cupcakes with knife or use decorating bag fitted with plain tip. Top with candy sprinkles.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    For smoothest frosting, sift powdered sugar before using.
  • tip 2
    If you don’t have marbles, you can shape pieces of foil into marble-shaped balls instead.


Nutrition Facts are not available for this recipe
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