Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Hearts Valentine's Day Cupcakes |

Valentine’s Day Cupcakes: Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Hearts

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: Makes 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Warm someone’s heart with these delicious Dark Chocolate and Cinnamon Hearts Valentine’s Day Cupcakes on Valentine’s Day.



  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons black cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate, melted
  • 6 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon oil
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon hearts, ground in food processor
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon oil


For the cupcakes:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake tin with paper or silicone liners.
  2. In a medium bowl combine flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and both cocoa powders
  3. In a large bowl beat together butter, cream, melted chocolate, cinnamon oil, egg and egg white
  4. Whisk flour mixture into wet ingredients until just smooth
  5. Pour batter into prepared tins and bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean

For the icing:

  1. With an electric mixer, cream together butter, icing sugar, ground cinnamon hearts and cinnamon oil
  2. Use a knife or a pastry bag to decorate the cupcakes. Add an extra (or many extra) cinnamon hearts on top


Black cocoa powder is a super rich alkalized cocoa powder that is used to boost color, think Oreos. You can easily substitute regular cocoa powder for the same taste, but the cupcakes will not be as dark.