Valentine's day cupcakes

Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Valentine's day cupcakes
Delicious Valentine's day cupcakes for someone you love.

125g unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

125g caster sugar

2 eggs

125g self-raising flour

150g raspberries

4 passion fruit, sieved pulp

1-2 tbsp milk

For the icing

500g icing sugar

160g butter

1 vanilla pod, seeds only/ few drops of vanilla essence

2-3 drops pink food colouring

50ml milk


Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line muffin tins with cases

Combine the butter and sugar using a hand mixer/ food processor until light and creamy. Gradually, add the eggs, one at a time and combine well.

Fold in the flour, raspberries and passion fruit pulp until the mixture looks quite smooth. If the mixture is too dry, add a little milk.

Put the mixture into the paper cases then bake for aprox 20 minutes. Leave to cool on a wire rack and meanwhile make the icing. Use an electric whisk to combine the icing sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Whisk in the vanilla pod seeds and a drop or two of the food colouring. Finally, add in some milk a little at a time until the icing forms a smooth paste.

Using a palette knife spread the icing generously over the cupcakes. Decorate with your choice of sprinkles. 


Preparation Time
30 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Fruit

Recipe Type
Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Cake Stall, Cupcakes

Special Info
Gluten free, Vegetarian, Pregnant Mums

Level of Difficulty

We tested this as a gluten free recipe and it works really well.  Replace the flour with a gluten free option and follow the exact same instructions.

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