Chocolate Heart Cupcakes!

Well, it is Valentines Day soon & these cupcakes were a good idea last year so I think I am going to make them again!

Ever since I can remember I have had a 6 heart cupcake pan. It is difficult to find a cupcake recipe that only makes 6 cupcakes! I don’t need any more now that it is just Murray & I at home. I decided to half a recipe, hoping it would work and it did! The original recipe is from Martha Stewart’s website, Chocolate Cupcakes with Whipped Gamache Frosting. I will include the link but will post my measurements for 6! I am sure it will make six regular cupcakes, and if you want more, just use the recipe on Martha’s website. I did not use the Whipped Ganache Frosting from the recipe but it looks delicious. I wanted to make my cupcakes in one bowl and one bowl for the icing . so I ended up making more of a is very sweet so if you don’t want that just look up a buttercream icing recipe and make the appropriate amount! I sprinkled red sugar on my heart cupcakes but any sprinkles would be nice!

Here is the link to the original recipe

Here is the recipe I used

Chocolate Heart Cupcakes

Makes 6


3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa powder

3/4 cup sugar

3/4 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp baking powder


1 egg, beaten

1 1/2 cups water

1 1/2 tbsp oil

1/2 tsp vanilla

Vanilla Glaze

1 1.2 cups icing sugar

5 tsp water


pre-heat oven to 350F

spray your muffin tins or line with cupcake papers

  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the dry ingredients together, the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add the beaten egg, water, oil & vanilla to the dry ingredients a mix well .The batter is quite wet
  3. Fill your muffin tins with the batter
  4. Bake for approx 30 minutes. Check after 25. Mine needed 30 minutes. Test with a toothpick or cake tester, if it comes out dry the cupcakes are ready.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes and then remove from pan to cool completely
  6. Ice in any way you prefer. I used the a glaze. Just mix the icing sugar and water tougher and then pour over the cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle with any topping you would like while the glaze is still wet.


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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!

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