Easy Chocolate Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Easy Chocolate Cupcakes for Valentine's Day

Here's some pretty decorated cup cakes topped with melted chocolate. Since the base is a muffin cake, it's actually delicious as is!

Ingredients: 8 cakes, 5 cm in diameter

Unsalted butter
65 g
Granulated sugar
75 g
●Cake flour
130 g
●Baking powder
1/2 teaspoon
★Milk (use 50 ml if you're not adding yogurt)
30 ml
★Plain yogurt (or just use milk instead)
20 g
Vanilla extract
a few drops
Chocolate bar
as needed
as needed


1. Bring butter and egg to room temperature. Beat the egg. Combine all ● ingredients and sift. Also combine the ★ ingredients.
2. Add butter into a bowl and whisk until it becomes creamy.
3. Add granulated sugar in 2 or 3 batches. Mix well until whitened.
4. Add beaten eggs in 2 or 3 batches. Mix well and briskly.
5. ★Preheat oven to 180°C.
6. Add half of the ● powdered ingredients and mix until nice and smooth.
7. Add half of the combined ★ ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, fold in lightly in cutting motions.
8. Mix in the rest of the powdered and ★ ingredients and mix lightly until it's not floury. Add a few drops of vanilla extract to finish. Fold in.
9. If you're decorating the cakes later, pour the dough until it fills about 60% of the tin or cupcake liners. Otherwise, fill about 80%. Smooth out the surface with a spoon.
10. Bake for about 20 minutes at 180°C. Test with a bamboo skewer and make sure it comes out clean. That's it for the base cake.
11. After the cakes have completely cooled down, finely chop up the chocolate bar and melt in a double broiler. Make sure it melts thoroughly and becomes smooth.
12. Scoop up the melted chocolate and drizzle over the cakes from about a height of 20 cm. Decorate with sprinkles before the chocolate hardens. Voila.

Story Behind this Recipe

These cupcakes are really cute and are even topped with two kinds of chocolate.