Valentine’s Day Cupcakes {Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes}

Easy chocolate strawberry cupcakes recipe with whipped cream and chocolate covered strawberries plus collection of many quick and easy Valentine’s Day cupcakes, homemade with simple ingredients.

February 14 is not too far away and I hope today’s recipe and collection will inspire you to get baking. Be sure to also browse my Pink Desserts (Valentine’s Day Desserts) collection for more ideas beyond just cupcakes. Since it is a special day, I recommend you indulge and eat whatever your heart desires.

Easy Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes (Valentine's Day Cupcakes) on Wood Background

How to decorate Valentine’s Day cupcakes?

Fondant– This can be homemade or store-bought. You can even buy pre-colored ones now.

Icing– This can also be homemade or store-bought. You can color it pink or red with gel color or liquid food coloring.

Various decorating tips– The large 1M tip is very popular for making sky high swirls.

Fresh fruits– Such as strawberries and raspberries.

Fresh flowers- That are edible and safe.

Candies– Look for heart shapes, pink and red colors.

Paper or plastic toppers– There are so many options in the market now that are beautiful and affordable.

Pre-made fondant decorations- Such as hearts or small flowers. You can find these online or in the cake decorating aisle at Wal Mart, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.

Sprinkles– There are so many shapes, sizes and colors to choose from these days.

My favorite homemade Valentine Cupcakes

I have been making these for years now. These are soft and fluffy strawberry cupcakes, paired with creamy chocolate whipped cream and topped off with chocolate covered strawberries. Everything about them is perfect for this special holiday. The pink color, the use of strawberries and chocolate is absolute bliss.

Variations and tips for chocolate strawberry cupcakes

Pair with another frosting– Such as Strawberry Frosting (With Fresh Strawberries) or keep it simple with Chantilly Cream (Creme Chantilly).

Fill cupcakes– With Strawberry Pie Filling or Homemade Strawberry Jam.

Use plain fresh strawberries– If you are short on time, just top with fresh strawberries and skip the step where you have to dip them in chocolate.

Don’t over-mix cupcake batter– Because that yields very dense cupcakes. Mix until just combined, even if there are a few lumps.

Don’t decorate warm cupcakes– They must cool completely or else the icing will melt and make a sticky mess.

Other cupcake topper ideas– Consider fresh edible flowers like roses or Fondant Roses or Sugar Cubes and Hearts or these Fondant Flowers or these Wafer Paper Flowers or Royal Icing Flowers (Sugar Flowers)

Collage Image With Step by Step Pictures on How to Make Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes


Refrigerate– In a sealed container for up to 3 days.

Freeze– Unfrosted cupcakes and chocolate whipped cream can be stored in individual sealed containers for up to 1 month. When you are ready to enjoy this treat, thaw to room temperature and assemble, as per instructions below.

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Valentine’s Day Cupcakes (Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes)

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Decorating time: 10 mins
Total Time: 40 mins
Easy chocolate strawberry cupcakes recipe with cocoa whipped cream and chocolate covered strawberries, homemade with simple ingredients. Best Valentine's Day cupcakes ever!
Yield: 12 Cupcakes


  • Bake cupcakes and allow them to cool completely.
  • While cupcakes are baking and cooling, prepare the chocolate whipped cream and chocolate covered strawberries.
  • Fill a piping bag with icing and attach Wilton's 1M tip (big star tip).
  • Pipe a swirl of icing on top of each cupcake.
  • Place a single or halved chocolate strawberry on top of each cupcake. Enjoy.


  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. 


Calories: 382kcal, Carbohydrates: 61g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 15g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 1mg, Sodium: 244mg, Potassium: 170mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 48g, Vitamin A: 24IU, Vitamin C: 7mg, Calcium: 62mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 382
Author: Abeer Rizvi

More romantic cupcake ideas

I went through my blog archives and gathered more ideas that you can check out below. Not only are these cupcakes gorgeous, they also taste incredible and I bet you can’t stop at just one.

Collage Image With Many Valentine Cupcakes Ideas
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Mini No Bake Strawberry Cheesecake Cupcakes
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This may look challenging but it’s super easy to put together.

Easy Flower Cupcake Bouquet
Learn how to make easy flower cupcake bouquet with frosting. This pull apart floral cupcake cake is great for Mother's Day, Valentine's Day parties.
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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes
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Easy Red Velvet Cupcakes
The best, classic, light and fluffy, soft and moist red velvet cupcakes recipe, topped with tangy cream cheese frosting, homemade with simple ingredients. 
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Use pink frosting and the same decorating technique and I promise no one would even know they are poinsettias. They will look just like pretty flower cupcakes.

Poinsettia Cupcakes
Quick and easy poinsettia cupcakes, homemade with simple ingredients and decorated with buttercream icing. These are the best Christmas holiday cupcakes.
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Let’s call these the love bug cupcakes instead. They are adorable!

Easy Ladybug Cupcakes
Use this cupcake decorating tutorial to make easy fondant ladybug cupcakes for kids birthday parties. Homemade with simple ingredients and no fancy tools required!
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Instead of white icing, use pink or red icing but I think the white color adds a lot of elegance. Not everything needs to be red and pink on Valentine’s Day. Right?

White Wedding Cupcakes Recipe
Easy white wedding cupcakes recipe from scratch with white buttercream frosting. These soft and moist white cupcakes are decorated to look like buttercream flowers, using decorating tips. 
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Learn to use various large tips to make pink swirls of icing on top of cupcakes.

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Russian Piping Tips Tutorial
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Apply this same flower making technique with various shades of pink fondant. Ombre style would be breathtaking!

Easy Flower Cupcakes (Fondant Pansy)
Use this cake decorating tutorial to make easy fondant flower cupcakes. Homemade with simple ingredients. Great for Spring and Summer birthday parties!
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50 comments on “Valentine’s Day Cupcakes {Chocolate Strawberry Cupcakes}”

  1. I love these! And I love how you took something so simple from the dollar store and turned them into something so beautiful! I would never have have thought of that in a million years!! I’m really enjoying your blog and all of your beautiful creations!

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    i like the second row in the fancy dancy ones!
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