XOXO – Love Inspired Valentine Cupcakes

So Valentine’s day is literally days away!!! Who else is excited? I normally don’t celebrate occasions … not even my birthday for that matter. But now that we have Josiah King, I would just about pick any event as a reason to celebrate and make our little one smile. Another thing that I look forward to Valentines is the “acceptable” excuse of indulging in some sweets.

Okay, so here’s the thing … I already munch on quite a few sweets regularly. I happen to have a sweet tooth, and it is just quite hard to resist. So I had to figure out a way to satisfy my cravings without having to take a trip to a sweet shop, bakery, or grocery store on a regular. I mean, let’s be practical here … those sweets can quickly add up in cost! So for today’s post I am sharing one of my favorite and well requested Love Inspired Valentine Cupcakes. Ooooh I tell ya, you’re going to love this a bunch!!!

Ready? Let’s get started then …

Love Inspired Valentine Cupcakes

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Ingredients:

  • 1/2 C. milk
  • 1/2 C. sour cream
  • 3 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3/4 C. butter, melted
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 C. granulated sugar
  • 1 2/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • vanilla frosting, any brand
  • 10 oz package of Wilton bright pink candy melts
  • 10 oz package of Wilton light pink candy melts
  • X mold
  • O mold
  • Heart mold
  • 2 small sandwich baggies
  • Kitchen scissors

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Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine the butter, egg whites, sugar, sour cream, milk and vanilla extract.
  • Fold in the flour, baking soda and baking powder.
  • Line a 12 count muffin tin with cupcake liners.
  • Fill each muffin well about 1/2 way with cupcake batter.
  • Bake 18-20 minutes. Insert a toothpick around 18 minutes, if it comes out clean the cupcakes are done.
  • Remove the cupcakes from the oven and let cool completely.

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  • While the cupcakes are cooling pour each of the Wilton candy melt colors into separate microwave safe bowls.
  • Place each bowl in the microwave one at a time – heating for 30 second increments, stirring occasionally until melted. Let cool a few minutes.
  • Scoop the melted chocolate into 1 sandwich baggy.
  • Snip the corners of the baggies and gently squeeze the melted chocolate from each baggy into your silicone mold filling the X’s, O’s and Hearts.*
  • Let the chocolates set. To speed up the setting process you can place the molds in the fridge for 10-15 minutes. Repeat this step for as many chocolates as you need (you may need to re-heat the candy melts)
  • Generously frost each cupcake with vanilla frosting.
  • Gently pop the chocolates out of the silicone molds and place one on top of each cupcake.

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*If you don’t want to use a sandwich baggy, use a small spoon to scoop the melted chocolate into the silicone molds.
*Makes approximately 12-14 cupcakes

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XOXO – Love Inspired Valentine Cupcakes

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Now that you’ve seen how these cupcakes turned out … what do you think? I honestly think they look sooo adorable. Too cute to eat, but too delicious not to enjoy. Let me know if you’ve given it a try!

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