Conversation Heart Surprise Valentines Cupcakes Perfect for Kids

Kids Valentines cupcakes can be so fun to take to a class party, create a family treat or surprise your child with this Valentine cupcake treat!  Sweet and chocolatey with a little Conversation Heart crunch…they really are a super cute Valentine cupcake recipe.

These conversation heart Valentine’s Cupcakes are sure to get your kids talking! Kids will love to help make the cupcakes and learn the secret of how all those Conversation Hearts ended up inside. 

Conversation Heart Valentines Cupcakes - baked and finished Valentine cupcake shown with Conversation Heart candy falling out
This Valentine cupcake holds a sweet surprise!

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They are the perfect sweet Valentine’s Day treats.

These conversation heart Valentine’s Cupcakes are so much fun to make that your kids are probably going to want to (and can!) help.

Valentine’s Cupcakes

Here’s what you need to make Valentine’s Cupcakes:


Preheat oven according to box instructions (ours was 350 F). Proceed making the cake according to box instructions (ours used 1 cup water, 1/2 cup oil, and 3 large eggs).

Fill cupcake liners half-way with batter and bake according to box instructions. Cool completely.

Using a serrated knife, carefully cut a well out of the top of each cupcake. Fill with conversation hearts and gently place top back on cupcake.

Frost as desired (we used a ready made pink frosting and a star tip).

Top with a conversation heart. Serve.

Conversation Heart Valentines Cupcakes 2

Yield: 1 dozen

Conversation Heart Surprise Valentines Cupcakes Recipe


Delight the kids you love with these really fun Conversation Heart Surprise Valentines Cupcakes. They taste chocolatey and delicious and hold a crunchy, sweet surprise!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes 20 seconds
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes 20 seconds


  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 bag Conversation Heart candy
  • Pink frosting - homemade or store bought
  • (optional) cupcake liners


  1. Preheat oven to 350 (or whatever you box cake mix requires)
  2. Combine cake mix, water, oil and eggs.
  3. Stir to mix until the batter is not lumpy.
  4. Pour into cupcake liners or greased muffin tins according to package directions (usually about 1/2 full)
  5. Bake
  6. Set out to cool completely
  7. Once cooled, use a serrated knife to cut out the middle of the cupcake from the top
  8. Pour in Conversation Heart candies
  9. Replace cake that was cut out (if you need to cut the bottom portion to give space, do that)
  10. Frost over the replaced cake area
  11. Decorate with additional Conversation Heart candies

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Did you and your family enjoy making this Valentines dessert? Let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear!