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Gorgeous Hydrangea Cupcakes As Valentine Presents

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Cupcakes that will flatter your loved ones this Valentine’s Day more than a bouquet of flowers.

Thank you to all cupcake enthusiasts who liked the post of this cupcake in our Facebook page. Thanks for all the love guys!

Well, to give back the love, I’m more than happy to share the recipe and the how-to in making these really beautiful pieces of delicious art. The outcome is just beautiful. The colors are just perfect that they could really resemble Hydrangeas.

It’s actually very simple to make so you’ll really enjoy it. Get some of your friends or family members to help you out as it could be a great way to bond as well. Then, you can give it as a Valentine’s Day gift instead of a bouquet of flowers.

Check out the entire recipe below.


Perfectly Chocolate Cupcakes

Makes 24-27 standard sized cupcakes

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Ingredients

Cupcakes

2 cups sugar

1 3/4 cups all purpose flour

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa (best quality available)

1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 eggs

1 cup whole milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

2 teaspoons vanilla extract (best quality available)

1 cup boiling water

 

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting
½ cup (1 stick/8 Tablespoons) unsalted butter (set at room temp about 10 minutes, but should still be cool)
8 oz. cream cheese (directly from fridge)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract (always use pure vanilla extract if possible)
4 cups powdered confectioners sugar
1 to 4 Tablespoons heavy cream, heavy whipping cream (or milk- although I do like the richness that cream adds)

 

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Instructions on the next page…

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