Valentine’s Day Neapolitan Cupcakes Recipe

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.


Serves: 24

Valentine's Day Neapolitan Cupcakes Recipe

Strawberry cake mix and brownies! The perfect combo and perfect for Valentine's day!

15 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

35 minTotal Time

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  • 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
  • Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles


  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.
  6. Frosting:
  7. 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.

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32 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Neapolitan Cupcakes Recipe”

  1. 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. 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?
  3. 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.

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