Frosted Double Chocolate Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Double Chocolate Valentine's Day Cupcakes

Homemade chocolate cupcakes with chocolate chips, all dressed up for Valentine's Day!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword birthday cupcakes, easy cupcake recipe, valentines day
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 198kcal
Author Julie Clark


For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¼ cups flour
  • 1 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup boiling water (or strong coffee for a flavor boost)
  • ½ cup chocolate chips

For the Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 2/3 cups icing sugar (sifted)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • valentine sprinkles


Make the Cupcakes:

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two 12-cup muffin pans with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, sugar, butter, oil, cocoa, buttermilk and vanilla.
  • In a medium bowl stir together the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • Gradually stir flour mixture into the wet egg mixture.
  • Add the boiling water and mix well.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Pour or spoon the batter into the prepared liners filling each about halfway.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely on a wire rack before frosting.


  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and icing sugar.
  • Add the vanilla and half-and-half and blend until smooth.
  • Frost the cupcakes when they have cooled completely and sprinkle with Valentine sprinkles.


The calories shown are based on the recipe making 24 cupcakes, with 1 serving being 1 frosted cupcake. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the calories shown are just an estimate. **We are not dietitians and recommend you seek a nutritionist for exact nutritional information.**


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 129mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 217IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg