Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, with a surprise red velvet heart inside!

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, with a surprise red velvet heart inside! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #surpriseinside #cupcakes #valentinesday

Already thinking of sweets you can make your sweetie this Valentine’s Day? You’ve come to the right place! I love all those surprise inside cakes! All plain but still pretty on the outside…

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, with a surprise red velvet heart inside! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #surpriseinside #cupcakes #valentinesday

And then BAM!

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, with a surprise red velvet heart inside! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #surpriseinside #cupcakes #valentinesday

Surprise! Looks complicated, doesn’t it?! Not at all!! In fact, I even used boxed cake mix for these! Easy peasy, and delicious.

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, with a surprise red velvet heart inside! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #surpriseinside #cupcakes #valentinesday

Topped off with the easiest homemade vanilla bean butter cream frosting and you are good to go!

Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes

Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 24 each
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Ingredients

  • 1 box french vanilla cake mix
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix
  • 2 Cups water divided
  • 6 eggs divided
  • 2/3 Cup vegetable oil divided

Vanilla Bean Buttercream

  • 3 Cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

Hearts

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place red velvet cake mix, 1 cup water, 3 eggs and 1/3 cup oil into a large bowl. With a hand mixer on low speed mix until moistened 30 seconds. Place on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour batter onto a sheet tray lined with parchment paper, spread out evenly. Bake 20-24 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Place on a wired rack to cool. When cooled completely, take a small heart shaped cookie cutter and carefully cut out 24 mini hearts and set aside.

Cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place french vanilla cake mix, 1 cup water, 3 eggs and 1/3 cup oil into a large bowl. With a hand mixer on low speed mix until moistened 30 seconds. Place on medium speed and mix for 2 minutes.
  3. Place 1 Tablespoon of batter into lined cupcake tin. VERY GENTLY place a red velvet heart in the center, do not press down or you will have a circle, not a heart. Cover with about 1 Tablespoon of batter.
  4. Bake for 14-16 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean and they look done on top.

Buttercream

  1. Place butter and half of the sugar in a large bowl. Whip on high speed until sugar is incorporated. Add the remaining sugar and whip on high speed until light and fluffy, 3 minutes.
  2. Add in the vanilla, mix to combine. Add in half of the milk and whip until combined, add remaining milk if mixture is too thick.
  3. Top cupcakes with frosting (I used a large open star tip), decorate with sprinkles if desired, serve and enjoy!

 

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Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with vanilla buttercream frosting, with a surprise red velvet heart inside! from ThisSillyGirlsLife.com #surpriseinside #cupcakes #valentinesday

Yum! These would be so great for a class party or just because!

I really hope you liked this recipe for Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes! Here are some more Valentine’s Day ideas below:

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16 Comments at Surprise Inside Heart Cupcakes

  1. I made these today, but for some reason only half turned out to where the hearts didn’t float to the top. Not sure why that happened.

  2. What size sheet tray did you use or recommend for the cake for the cut outs? Going to try these for my son’s birthday with his first initial in some and age in others.

    Thanks!

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