It’s not always the most expensive presents which turn out to be the most pleasant to receive, especially during a romantic moment between lovers. Do you know how to communicate your feelings to the person you love so much? Sometimes a spontaneous gesture such as making a surprise lunch or dinner is the best way to melt the heart of your soul mate. But in the end, whatever you do, don’t forget to make a special dessert such as these cupcakes. A ‘Valentine’s cupcake’, if prepared with care in the selection of flavours and fragrances, can be a wonderful marriage of sweetness and softness. You’re all set to be inspired by our recipe, following our step-by-step guide: all that remains is for you add your personal touch!


  • plain flour 250 grams
  • sugar 120 grams
  • sour cream 250 millilitres
  • sunflower oil 80 millilitres
  • eggs 1 unit
  • vanillin 2 sachets
  • lemon Zest and juice of one lemon
  • icing sugar 125 grams
  • baking powder A teaspoon of baking powder
20 minutes Total time
15 minutes Active time
Serves 4 persons
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Mix the ‘wet’ ingredients together until mixture is smooth, then add the flour and baking powder. Fill to three quarters the paper cups or cupcake moulds and bake for 10-15 minutes at 160°C. Prepare the icing with icing sugar, lemon juice and a drop of food colouring. Once cooked and cooled, decorate the cupcakes with the icing.

Do you love cupcakes but would like to try a different garnish? Try adding fresh cream while they are still warm from the oven.
Why are these little desserts called ‘cupcakes’? It is possibly because the ingredients needed for their preparation were once measured with a cup – or, perhaps more likely, that they are simply cooked in little paper cups.

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