Remember getting those candy conversation hearts when you were a kid? Do they still sell the original (now classic?) ones that say things like “Be Mine” or “Love”?

We like this idea from The Baking Robot because it is easy, colorful, and makes those bite sized cupcakes we all love.  Come on, admit it, you love them, too!

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.

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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