Say I Love You With Cupcakes

The sweetest way to cook up “I Love You” is baking up a batch of fresh, delicious, soft and moist cupcakes surrounded by a liner or wrapper that’s just perfect for every occasion. Imagine the fun of easy to prepare Valentine’s Day recipes for cupcakes, the wonderful aroma spreading throughout your house while they are baking and the joy on the face of everyone you share them with as they bite into that yummy, fluffy wonderful goodness!

If you are just like me you may love to bake up homemade treats but in our busy, busy worlds too many ingredients gets too complicated and takes way too much preparation, and lots of clean up afterward too. My cupcake recipes are easy to prepare, fun to make and clean up is a snap.

Home made baking sweets and treats shouldn’t mean they are hard, complicated or time consuming. Home baked cooking means making your house smell wonderful, singing while your mixing and enjoying all the love as everyone tells you what a wonderful baker you are. It’s from the heart.

Not Just For Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Share The Love

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day to share your love but so is everyday. It makes you feel good to show your affection and just share fun hearts, wear pink frills and indulge with people you care about. Every day is a great day to bring cupcakes to the office for your co-workers and boss. Think of how much your children’s class would love it if you sent in a batch of adorable yummy cupcakes to celebrate caring for others.

Drop off some cupcake heaven to a neighbor or friends, the local Senior Citizen group or a dozen or so of these little cake heavens at the local fire department where believe me the firefighters will go crazy for them!

Cupcakes are perfect any day and every occasion, but an especially sweet treat when you surprise someone with them.

I have been baking cupcakes for ages. Starting when I was just a teenager it was a treat for me to be able to whip up a batch of yummy individual snacks for the family. I always used my Mom’s secret recipe for the best success and I use the same one today. Most cupcake recipes tell you to use vegetable or canola oil which is fine, but part of my secret is I always use olive oil, extra virgin olive oil is the best.

Now I get to share my recipe with you and think of all the happiness in little cups that will be savored by those you love too.

Ready, set, let’s prepare……

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: 24

Ingredients

  • 1 Box Betty Crocker® or Pillsbury White Cake Mix
  • 1/3 Cup Olive Oil
  • 3 Egg Whites or Egg White Substitute Equivalent Will Work
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • A Heaping Spoonful Of Love and A Sunny Smile
  • Can of Betty Crocker or Pillsbury Vanilla Frosting (Or Homemade Fresh Sugar Icing)
  • Mini Chocolate Chips

Follow the directions on the box – remove from oven and let the cupcakes cool long enough that the frosting won’t wilt or melt and then let your creativity shine.