Cupid Kisses - Gorgeous Cupcakes With a Romantic Touch!

READY IN: 28mins
Recipe by Um Safia

This is my own family recipe. The cupcakes are almost like red velvet cupcakes but then they are filled with cream & topped with a 'kiss' - Cupids of course! These are very easy to make & will be the centre of attention.... great for any special ocassion.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cupcakes

  • 1 14 cups sugar
  • 12 cup melted margarine
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • 2 13 cups self raising flour (cake flour)
  • 6 -9 tablespoons best quality unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 12 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk, mixed with
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red food coloring
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • Filling

  • 300 ml whipped cream or 500 ml squirty cream
  • you can also dust with icing sugar (optional) or cocoa (optional) or candy sprinkles (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 180 c / 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, beat the sugar, margarine & eggs until creamy. Add the food colouring, milk mixed with vinegar + the other tsp of vinegar & set aside.
  3. Into another bowl, sift the dry ingredients.
  4. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry, mixing very well to incorporate.
  5. Line bun / cupcake trays with paper cases & carefully fill 1/2 - 3/4 way full. Place in oven.
  6. After 14 minutes, turn the tray around then continue cooking for 4 minutes. Check they're done with a toothpick & allow to cool on thge side.
  7. Once cooled, cut a circular piece out of the top. Fill the hole with whipped or squirty cream. Take the circular piece & cut in half - place on top of the cream to look like a kiss!

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