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For something hot this Valentine’s Day, dip your cupcakes in fondue. Not only do you get to play with wet, drippy chocolate, but you get the opportunity to frost each others’ cupcakes.

Cupcake Fondue Tips

  • Choose a cupcake that is either spongy or dense. If you pick one with too much of a crumb, it may fall apart when you stab it with the fondue fork. I used pound cake cupcakes, which worked perfectly.

  • Most fondue pots can’t handle more than one full-sized cupcake being dipped at once. It works best to make mini cupcakes.
  • Any cupcake recipe can be made into a mini cupcake simply by reducing the baking time and using mini baking cups. Start by cutting the baking time in half. If the cupcakes are not completely done in that time, check on them every few minutes until they are fully baked.

  • Fondue cupcakes are best hot and fresh. If you have extra cupcakes and fondue, you can dunk all the cupcakes and refrigerate them until you are ready to eat them, but they won’t be nearly as good.

Fondue Recipes

You can use any chocolate fondue recipe you like for your fondue cupcakes. If you don’t have one, check out some of these fantastic fondue options from other food blogs.

Other Valentine’s Day Cupcake Ideas

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23 comments on “Cupcake Fondue – Get Hot and Steamy for Valentine’s Day”

  1. yokosays:

    I love this idea.

    Heh heh– “frost each other’s cupcakes” sounds a little dirty. :)

  2. Pinkysays:

    What a cute fondue pot, and a cute all around idea

  3. Marysays:

    Wow, these cupcakes all look amazing! In case you didn’t see it already, I thought that you all might like the live cupcake art webcast from the Smithsonian that is happening now. Here is a link from my site – http://www.lyvegyde.com/events/1385. It is happening today until 5:00 pm ET and it will be on tomorrow from 12-6:30 pm ET. An artist is making presidential portraits out of cupcakes, and it is a lot of fun to watch!
    Thanks,
    Mary

  4. Kimsays:

    @yoko – I thought the same thing!

    Anything involving chocolate can’t be all bad.

  5. That is so flippin’ cute…love those pictures!

  6. Elysesays:

    What a great idea! And I love your description–steamy! I can’t imagine anything better than poundcake dipped in chocolate.

  7. Adorable! A sweet way to celebrate Valentine’s! Love your fondue pot!

  8. divasays:

    i want you fondue pot!! it’s très adorable!! i want it so bad :) your cupcake fondue idea is genius…i shall keep this in mind for future use.

    Happy Valentine’s Day! x

  9. Love this idea … sounds very interesting … and who wouldnt love to have chocolate frosted cake… :) .. Laila .. http://limeandlemon.wordpress.com

  10. Cakespysays:

    Oh SHUT UP, that is just too cute!! I love it!!!

  11. chucksays:

    How much fun is that. I love the idea of using little cupcakes. Wonderful!

  12. finsmomsays:

    I really love the idea of the little cupcakes for the fondue! So adorable!

  13. GREAT idea. I have a sneaky notion Fondue Pots are crawling out of the cupboards these days.

    Thanks for sharing…

  14. CBsays:

    I know I already left you a twitter about this but OMGOSH so freaking cute. I love fondue. And now for cupcakes? I need a fondue pot stat!
    /Clara

  15. What an amazingly fantastic idea!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. I have the exact same fondue pot. Why didn’t I think of cupcakes before!

    Glad I found your blog.

    Congrats on the pregnancy!

  17. Jensays:

    I love this idea!
    fondue + cupcake = delicious fun

  18. Anonymoussays:

    hey where do you get that cute fondue pot from? haha

  19. Stefsays:

    You can get the fondue pot here.

  20. Clairesays:

    I love this idea! so so so cute :)

  21. This is the cutest idea I’ve come across in a long time! And I just happen to have a stack of truffle cups that would be a perfect mini cupcake size!
    Yeah, they’re Christmas ones but I’ll take the papers off before plating them, ha!

  22. Hi Stef!

    I’m “borrowing” this link for a post I’m doing for National Chocolate Fondue Day tomorrow.

    Thanks for sharing…

  23. You completed a number of nice points there. I did a search on the subject and found nearly all people will have the same opinion with your blog.

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