Tell Me You Love Me Cupcakes Recipe by Liz Cerezo

Tell Me You Love Me Cupcakes


Cupcake Mix

  • 1 box of Devil’s Food Cake mix
  • Water (amount per cake mix directions)
  • Vegetable oil (amount per cake mix direction)
  • Eggs (amount per cake mix direction)

Chocolate Mousse Filling

  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 1-8 oz. package of cream cheese
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream


  1. In a shatter-resistant plastic bowl, mix the cake mix with eggs, water, and oil to create batter.
  2. Pour cupcake batter into non-stick, easy-release silicone muffin pan and bake in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 19 minutes or until cupcakes are fully baked.
  3. Remove cupcakes from oven with a heat-resistant plastic silicone quilted oven mitt and let cool.
  4. While cupcakes are cooling, prepare the chocolate mousse filling.
  5. To make mousse filling, use an angled plastic measuring cup to measure out the chocolate chips and melt over the stove, stirring frequently with a nylon spoon that won’t scratch nonstick pans. Once chocolate chips are melted, put to the side and let cool. Then mix the heavy whipping cream with a stand or hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Fold the melted chocolate into the whipped cream until well combined.
  6. Transfer the chocolate mousse batches into piping tube (or cut the corner off of a sealable plastic bag for a quick and easy solution).
  7. Insert piping tube or plastic bag into cupcakes and squeeze mousse filling.
  8. Once all cupcakes are filled, it’s time to make the frosting. Start by mixing the cream cheese and butter in a lightweight, dishwasher-ready plastic bowl.
  9. Once the mixture is creamy, add the powdered sugar. While the butter and cream cheese are mixing, have the heavy whipped cream ready to be incorporated into the mixture.
  10. Using a plastic spatula, gently fold the whipped cream into the butter and cream cheese mixture. Make sure to not over mix.
  11. Scoop spoonfuls of frosting into piping tube, plastic bag or other decorating tool and begin frosting to create professional looking cupcakes.
  12. Let your creativity shine! This Valentine’s Day, I used red and gold sprinkles, chocolate hearts candy and sugar candy hearts.

Baker’s Tip

Planning, hosting or attending a Valentine’s Day party? Transport your goodies in a convenient and chic carrier. A plastic holder will ensure your homemade desserts make it to your destination in one piece while retaining its freshness, making you the hit of the party!

  • Orange Cardamom Shortbread Sweet-Hearts Cookies Recipe
    Plastics: The Home Chef's Sweetheart

    These cupcakes are just one of our many Valentine's Day recipes.

    View the Rest