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XOXO Cupcakes Recipe

How will you be celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? I know that I’ll be taking a big bite out of these super-duper cute XOXO Cupcakes.

I think my favorite part to these treats is the fact the XOXO fondant shapes are purple and pink. I love V-Day because of its color schemes. Notes of red, hot pink, and purple on cards, desserts, décor… it’s so girly and so much fun!

Do you carry any traditions with your partner during this time of the year? If not, maybe it’s time that you start! Perhaps making these cupcakes could be a fun activity that you share together.

Ingredients:

Check out these super-duper cute XOXO Cupcakes. I think my favorite part to these treats is the fact the XOXO fondant shapes are purple and pink. #cupcakes are a yummy way to celebrate. #recipes #desserts

Vanilla cake mix + ingredients to make them

2 sticks butter, softened

4 cups confectioners’ sugar

3-4 tbsp milk

3-4 oz. pink fondant

3-4 oz. purple fondant

X-shaped cookie cutter

O-shaped cookie cutter

Yields: approx. 24 cupcakes

Directions:

Prepare and bake your cupcakes according to the mix’s directions. Most cake mixes yield 2 dozen cupcakes.

Cool your cupcakes before decorating.

To begin the decorating process, make your buttercream. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat together your butter, confectioners’ sugar, and milk. Start on low and gradually increase to high.

XOXO Cupcakes Recipe

Once the buttercream is smooth, scoop into a frosting bag and pipe out a dollop of icing on each cupcake.

XOXO Cupcakes Recipe

Roll out each fondant color so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutters, cut out 12 X’s of each color and 12 O’s of each color.

XOXO Cupcakes Recipe
Yield: 24

XOXO Cupcakes

XOXO Cupcakes Recipe

I think my favorite part to these treats is the fact the XOXO fondant shapes are purple and pink. I love V-Day because of its color schemes.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Inactive Time 10 minutes
Total Time 38 minutes

Ingredients

  • Vanilla cake mix + ingredients to make them
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 3-4 oz. pink fondant
  • 3-4 oz. purple fondant
  • X-shaped cookie cutter
  • O-shaped cookie cutter

Instructions

  1. Prepare and bake your cupcakes according to the mix’s directions. Most cake mixes yield 2 dozen cupcakes.
  2. Cool your cupcakes before decorating.
  3. To begin the decorating process, make your buttercream. In a large bowl and using an electric mixer, beat together your butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk. Start on low and gradually increase to high.
  4. Once the buttercream is smooth, scoop into a frosting bag and pipe out a dollop of icing on each cupcake.
  5. Roll out each fondant color so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick. Using your cookie cutters, cut out 12 X’s of each color and 12 O’s of each color.
  6. Place the fondant shapes on each cupcake, alternating colors. Serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 235mgCarbohydrates: 65gFiber: 0gSugar: 53gProtein: 1g

Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.

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Place the fondant shapes on each cupcake, alternating colors. Serve and enjoy!

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