Chocolate, Cupcakes, Dessert, Valentines

Valentine’s Day Neapolitan Cupcakes Recipe

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Strawberry cake PLUS brownie batter?
Seriously- it’s one of the most delicious cupcake combinations I have had!
The colors are so cute for Valentine’s day . . .
These would be perfect for any Valentine’s party or no occasion at all. :)
And trust me- anyone could make these! They are easy to throw together in no time at all.
Valentine Neapolitan Cupcakes
Source: Inspired by {Heart}2 Stamp


  • 1 (19.5 ounce) package brownie mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil (you could also use canola oil)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 (18.25 ounce) package strawberry cake mix (or any flavor you want)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil (you could also use canola oil)
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 3 egg whites


  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 40-48 muffin cups with paper liners (I only got about 40 cupcakes, but you may get more).
  2. Whisk together the brownie mix, 2 eggs, 1/2 cup canola oil, and 1/4 cup water in a bowl. Stir just until fully incorporated, about 50 strokes; set aside.
  3. Mix the cake mix, 2 tablespoons canola oil, 1 1/3 cup water, and 3 egg whites in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Spoon the brownie batter into prepared muffin cups, filling each cup 1/3 full. Spoon the cake batter over the brownie batter, until muffin cups are each 2/3 full.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.

 I topped the cupcakes with our Perfect Buttercream Frosting and chocolate sprinkles.


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  1. says

    These are so cute! And they sound delicious too. I LOVE chocolate & strawberry together. I think my boys would go crazy for these!

    Have a great day!
    Laurie @ Gallamore West :)

    p.s. I made your crockpot BBQ Hawaiian chicken the other day… my family LOVED it. Thanks for a great and easy recipe. I can handle desserts, but dinners are soooo hard for me! :)

  2. says

    This looks so good! I am definitely thinking that cupcakes are the way to go this Valentine’s Day! I have been seeing some great recipes and I definitely want to try a few..and who wouldn’t love these delicious little desserts as a gift?!

  3. says

    These look soooo yum!! I’m putting together a section of recipes for LOVE month on my site … … and I would love to feature this!! Please email me ro (at) wikimommy (dot) com and let me know if I may re-post this on my site. Thanks for sharing!!

  4. says

    I saw these on Pinterest several weeks ago and made them. I too posted them on my blog as I baked them in little ice cream cups for cuteness and easy travel. They are as delicious as they look! I think I actually like them without the frosting better. Everyone should make these!

  5. says

    I tried this recipe, but I had to bake them a tad bit longer because they came out liquidy (the brownie part). However, even after baking them a few minutes longer, the brownie is still a bit gooey. (I am NOT a brownie baker and hardly eat them, but a colleague made this recipe, and I LOVED it.) Should I be concerned with this?

  6. says

    These were wonderful. My daughter and I baked a batch this week for her staff at work. They were gone in 15minutes. We look forward trying more of your recipes.

  7. says

    I am wondering if anyone has tried this recipe in a bundt pan…with baking the strawberry on the bottom, so that when put on a plate it would be on top? I am a little worried about trying it for a party since the brownie batter is thicker, thinking it might not work right pouring it on top of the strawberry. Would appreciate any input. Thanks.

    • Cyd says

      We have only made these as cupcakes. So we aren’t exactly sure how it would all turn out. Seems like it would work if you put the second layer on carefully! :)

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