Chocolate Valentine’s Day Cupcakes with Fluffy Frosting Recipe
Have you tried our Grandma’s Chocolate Cake recipe yet? If not you are missing out on one the best from scratch recipes for a chocolate cake ever. It is light and moist and oh so good! You will get about 20 cupcakes from the recipe.
This frosting takes about 10 minutes to make. You will need to mix it with a hand mixer the entire time it is on the heat. If you have to walk away for some reason, take the pan off of the simmering water. (I’m not so sure that would be a good thing but better than leaving it on the heat)
I don’t know about you but I love making homemade treats for Valentine’s Day. Cupcakes, Candies and Cookies all sound good to me. It also shows you care enough to spend some time making something for them.
Light, airy fluffy frosting with sprinkles top the best chocolate cupcakes. This is enough frosting to do about 20 cupcakes.
- 1 3/4 cups sugar
- 3 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Mix sugar and water together in the top pan of a double boiler or a bowl that can be set over a pot of simmering water on low heat. Stir until the sugar is mixed. Add the egg whites and cream of tartar. When it is all mixed together with a hand mixer put over the simmering water. Continue to beat with mixer until the mixture is soft and creamy, about 10 minutes. It should hold soft peaks when done. Add vanilla.
- Put the frosting immediately into a pastry bag and pipe out on the top of the cupcakes. Put sprinkles on before doing the next cupcake so they adhere better.
These cupcakes look really lovely .
Landed up here from Win’d down Wednesday .
Diane Roark says
These cupcakes look amazing! Thanks for stopping by Wonderful Wednesday blog hop. I pinned you post!
Erin @ The Speckled Palate says
I’m an absolute SUCKER for sweets during the wintertime, and I love the sound of this recipe! What a fun and gorgeous treat to make for Valentine’s Day!
Shirley @ Intelligent Domestications says
Those are too pretty to eat. Love the cake stand too! Pinning onto my Valentines Board 🙂
Mary Ellen says
These look so good! Love the cake stand as well. 🙂 Thank you for linking up to Tasty Tuesdays. I am featuring your recipe on my site this Tuesday for Tasty Tuesdays over on Detours in Life. Stop by and grab a button when you get the chance! Thanks!
Ariean @OneKriegerChick says
These look delicious…My boys would be thrilled if I made them! Thanks for linking up to Hit Me With Your Best Shot last week! Hope to see you again tomorrow night at 7 EST! Excited to see what you’ve been up to!
Bonnie @ The Pin Junkie says
Thanks for sharing these yummy cupcakes at The Pin Junkie. They were featured in today’s Valentine’s roundup. Please stop by to grab a featured button and don’t forget to join the party this evening! Hope to see you there!