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Valentines Cupcakes

These are such a lovely Valentines treat but can be enjoyed all year round.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Afternoon Tea, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: British
Keyword: baking, cake
Servings: 12 cupcakes


  • 100 g self raising flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 100 g margarine
  • 100 g caster sugar
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • Strawberry jam
  • Frosting/buttercream and sprinkles to decorate


  • Preheat the oven to 280C/350F/Gas 4 and line a muffin tin with cupcake cases.
  • Cream the margarine and caster sugar and then add the eggs one at a time beating after each one. Stir in the flour and salt.
  • Divide between the paper cases and bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Leave to cool on a wire rack.
  • When cooled completely remove the middle of the cupcakes. We used the OXO Good Grips Cupcake Corer for ease.
  • Add a teaspoon of jam to the middle of each cupcake, cut the removed cake in half and replace the top section, creating a lid.
  • Decorate the cupcakes using frosting/buttercream and sprinkles. I used ready made strawberry frosting and hearts to give a Valentines feel.