Heart Filled Cupcakes

1 Nov

I know I know, another cupcake post, but I couldn’t help it!

When I saw this recipe I knew I had to try them out and see how it was to make these adorable cupcakes!

The cute thing about these, even though it is just a dessert, is that they are normal cupcakes, but they have a heart baked in the middle of it!

These can be used for many occasions and even just to show someone you love them.

I think baking something for someone shows that you care about them. People put so much into baking and these cupcakes show a little extra love!

Follow the directions and begin to bake from the heart.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Box white cake mix
  • (ingredients to make cake mix as directed on box)
  • 1 Vanilla pudding pack
  • Red food color or gel
  • Mini heart cookie cutter
  • Candy or flag topper
  • Toothpicks

Instructions:

Preheat oven according to directions.
Make cake mix according to directions.
Scoop a heaping cup of mix into a separate smaller bowl.
Add food coloring to smaller bowl, mix to desired color.
Grease an 8×8 pan and line with parchment paper (allow the paper to hang over the edges).
Lightly grease paper again.
Pour red batter into pan.
Bake according to directions, but keep an eye on it as it may need to come out early.
Let cool completely (I put in in fridge to hurry along the process).
Lift out cake and cut 24 hearts.
Mix pudding cup into remaining batter.
Fill cupcake tins halfway.
Place heart cut outs gently into batter (Important:  Make sure they are all centered and facing the same way).
Fill cupcakes with remaining batter.
Bake according to box directions (may need more time due to pudding).
Insert a toothpick and make sure it comes out clean.
When cupcakes are cooled make sure you keep them foward facing (I poked toothpicks into the sides to indicate what direction the hearts were in).
Frost.
Use candy or flags to indicate where the heart is.
Eat towards the flag or candy to see the shape.


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