Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

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Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

Oh, conversation hearts. What happened to “Be Mine”? “Miss You”? No one wants to receive heart-shaped candy from their loved one that says “LOL”. No one.

And what does “Dahl Ya” even mean? Is that a play on “dahlia”? It doesn’t make sense, conversation hearts!

Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

Weird phrases aside, conversation hearts are still a Valentine’s Day staple, so it makes sense to pair them with mini cupcakes. It’s too cute!

Mini cupcakes are a Valentine’s Day staple too, right? No? Well, let’s make them one.

Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

If you can’t tell, I’m very into soda + cake mix cupcakes right now. Normally I shun cake mixes, but these are too easy. The flavors are light and candy-like, and the colors are beautiful. Plus, more sugar!

If I didn’t have you with candy flavors and pretty colors, I for sure sold you with more sugar. It’s why I have so many friends.

Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

For these mini cupcakes, I divided my cake mix into thirds (it equaled out to 1-1/4 cups + 1 tbsp cake mix per flavor) and a half cup of soda. It’s a little labor intensive, but very easy, so this is a great recipe to involve some human kids. Each flavor made 19 mini cupcakes for a total of 57. That’s a lot. You can take them to a party or eat them by yourself. Everyone knows mini cupcakes don’t have any calories, so no judgement here.

Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

Mini Conversation Hearts Cupcakes

1 box white cake mix (I used Duncan Hines with 16.25 oz)
1-1/2 cups sodas (I used 1/2 cup of grape, strawberry, and orange)
2 cans vanilla frosting*
food dye gel (to match the colors of the sodas/candy)

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a mini muffin tin with mini baking cups.

2. Divide cake mix into three bowls (1-1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon in each). Add a half cup soda to each bowl, stirring until thoroughly combined. Fill baking cups 2/3 of the way full. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

3. Divide canned frosting into three separate bowls. Tint to desired color (I tried to match the conversation hearts). Pipe with a small star tip and top with a conversation heart.

*Use two cans of frosting if you plan on piping the frosting high, like in the photos. Otherwise, one can should suffice for just spreading the frosting.

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  3. They are so cute. Sounds really simple an fun, but just want to get them right on the first try. Do you mix cAke batter with the egg, butter an soda or is the soda all you need to make these cute minis? This is my first time making cupcakes for my sons class. Any help would be appreciated, I’m really excited to see how they turn out!!

  4. Awesome recipe! I’m making these to tonight to take to work. To make it a little more “healthy” I am using diet soda. But when you’re only using 1 1/2 cups for 50+ cupcakes, it doesn’t really make that much difference. At least I can reason myself into eating more if I use the diet soda. :)

    • Yes, diet soda = more cupcake eating! And since they are mini cupcakes to begin with, well, you can probably eat as many as you want. 😉

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