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Valentine's Day Neapolitan Cupcakes Recipe

Valentine’s Day Neapolitan cupcakes are the perfect cupcake with the combination of strawberry cake and brownie batter. They are the best Valentine’s day dessert!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cupcakes, Easy Dessert Recipe, Holiday Dessert, Neapolitan cupcakes, Valentine's Day
Servings: 40 Cupcakes
Calories: 253kcal


  • Cupcake Liners
  • Whisk
  • Medium Mixing Bowl (2)
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • Electric Mixer
  • spatula


Cupcake Ingredients

  • 18.4 ounces brownie mix 1 package
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup vegetable oil (or canola oil)
  • ¼ cup water
  • 15.25 ounces strawberry cake mix 1 package
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup water
  • 3 eggs
  • ¼ cup water

Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup chocolate sprinkles (topping)


Cupcake Instructions

  • 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).
  • 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.
  • Mix the cake mix, 1/2 cup oil, 1 cup water, and 3 eggs in a large bowl with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Mix on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden and the tops spring back when lightly pressed, about 20 minutes.
  • Cool completely.

Frosting Instructions

  • Cream together the butter shortening, and vanilla.
  • Then add in milk and powdered sugar 1 cup at a time. Mix until light and fluffy.
  • Top with optional sprinkles.


Mix brownies and strawberry cake mix according to package directions. Your ingredients may vary slightly depending on what brand of mix you purchased.


Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 45mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg