Valentine’s Day Bear Cupcakes Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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These Valentine’s Day Bear Cupcakes are moist, chocolate cupcakes decorated with candy to like a cute Valentine’s Day Bear.

Valentine's Day Bear Cupcake Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Valentine’s Day Bear Cupcakes

Cupcakes are always great, there is no wrong season for them. Add a little extra decoration and a cupcake can be transformed into a totally adorable edible treat appropriate for any gathering or celebration of a holiday. Valentine’s Day is a day where we express our feelings for others. These Bear Cupcakes are sure to grab the attention and tastebuds of your loved ones. Here’s the instructions for making them.

Equipment Needed


Chocolate Cupcake Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup cocoa
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 1 cup whole milk, room temp
  • 1/2 cup canola
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup boiling water

Chocolate Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 3 cup + 1/2 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream

Reese’s Bear Ingredients

Valentine's Day Bear Cupcakes Recipe


Chocolate Cupcake Instructions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line the cupcake tins with paper cupcake liners.

Whisk the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a mixing bowl.

Combine the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla in a bowl.

Add this mixture to the dry ingredients, beating on medium until the batter is smooth.

Gradually add the boiling water, milk and oil and blend together until the batter is smooth.

Using a medium scoop fill the paper lined cupcake tins with the prepared batter.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow to slightly cool before transferring to cooling rack.

Chocolate Frosting Instructions

Beat powder sugar, butter and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl.

Incorporate the vanilla and chocolate until well blended.

Add in the heavy whipping cream, and continue to mix until stiff peaks form

Scoop the frosting into a pastry bag with a large tip.

Twist the open end of the pastry bag to push the frosting to the tip.

Reese’s Bear Instructions

Place the candy melts into separate bowls and melt them according to the instructions on the packages.

Pour each candy melt into a disposable piping bag.

Take 2 peanut butter candy melts for each cupcake and cut them in half.

Take the chocolate in the piping bag, cut the tip, and pipe some chocolate onto the ear.

Place the wax onto the edge of the Reese’s cup and hold it until it dries.

Repeat with the other ear.

Place a dollop of the chocolate candy onto the back of the peanut butter candy melt and the place in the middle of the bear.

Take the white candy melt and add two white dots for the eyes.

Add a small chocolate dot to make the pupil.

Place onto the top of the cupcake.

Add two whoppers to act as the arms.

Place the heart in the center of the whopper candy.


Valentine's Day Bear Cupcake Recipe From Val's Kitchen


patricia Marsden January 27, 2017 - 12:01 pm

I love ’em, want ’em, need ’em….

Neely Moldovan January 27, 2017 - 3:33 pm

Oh my goodness these are so precious! NOt sure I could accomplish it but they are stinkin cute!

Liz Mays January 27, 2017 - 4:51 pm

Oh their little faces are just the best. I’m loving these cupcakes! I’m so excited to get baking next month.

Saidah January 27, 2017 - 8:05 pm

These are so cute and have my favorite flavors. I love chocolate on chocolate cupcakes. These are almost too cute to eat.

Judy January 27, 2017 - 9:34 pm

What are the ears and face made of? I missed it somewhere….

valmg August 13, 2017 - 7:13 am

That’s listed about halfway through the recipe.
Reese’s Bear Ingredients
6 Reese’s peanut butter cups, regular size, wrapper peeled away
box of whoppers
peanut butter flavored candy melts, used for the ears and mouth
1/2 bag of white candy melts, melted
1/2 bag of chocolate candy melts, melted
2 disposable piping bags
container of candy hearts

Crystal January 28, 2017 - 12:54 am

I’m dying! Those are so adorable! I would love to make those with my kids. They are getting pretty good at helping out in the kitchen.

Divya @ Eat. Teach. Blog. January 28, 2017 - 12:26 pm

These are too freaking cute! Too cute to eat 🙂 I love any holiday-related goodies!

valmg January 30, 2017 - 7:43 am

I know, sometimes the struggle is real – too pretty to eat or not LOL.

Ann E Bacciaglia January 28, 2017 - 9:18 pm

Oh my goodness, these Valentine’s Day bear cupcakes are so cute. The perfect dessert for a Valentine’s Day party at school or at home.

Bill S January 30, 2017 - 10:34 am

These look adorable! I know that my kids would love these cupcakes if I made them!

Alicia January 30, 2017 - 11:20 am

These are so cute!! Our kids love making fun desserts for Valentine’s Day 🙂


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