Heart Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.  I feel like I have been staring at Valentine’s Day stuff just a few days after Christmas ended.  Next thing we know we will be buying Christmas decor and gifts starting in the Summer.  Valentine’s Day is definitely a hit or miss with people.  You either enjoy this holiday or loathe it.  I in fact have always enjoyed it.  My favorite memories are from my childhood when you would create a bag to put on your desk so that everyone could fill it with Valentine’s Day Cards and candy.  The best was when someone would give me a red sucker that had white lettering on it and if you stuck it on your tongue the letters would show up when you removed the sucker.

I view this day as spending it with people you love and letting them know how much they mean to you.  It doesn’t mean you have to have a significant other to enjoy it!

Heart Cupcakes

For the past couple of months we have had lots of cookies around our house.  I finally decided to make a change and bake some cupcakes.  I found a photo on Pinterest that inspired these cupcakes.  Who doesn’t love a good cupcake with a heart inside!

You can make the heart cupcakes with any color heart you want but I decided to go with pink to stick with the Valentine’s Day theme.

ENJOY~ Meagan

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Heart Cupcakes

Yield: 24 cupcakes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Ingredients:

For the Heart Cutouts
1 15.25oz. box Betty Crocker vanilla cake
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 vegetable oil
3 egg whites
a few drops of pink food coloring
1 Tbsp sprinkles

For the Cupcakes
1 15.25oz. box Betty Crocker vanilla cake
1 cup flour
1 cup sugar
1 1/4 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs whites
Frosting (I used Pillsbury)

Directions:

For the Heart Cutouts
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and beat with a hand held mixer for 2 minutes.
Pour into a greased 9X13 baking dish and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from oven and let it cool for 45 minutes.
Place in the refrigerator for 4 hours and then remove. Spray a parchment sheet with baking spray and flip the baking dish over so the cake falls out. (You may need to beat the back a couple of times to remove the cake)
Using a heart cutout start pushing it down slowly into the partially baked cake and remove the cake from the cutout and set it aside. Repeat until the whole cake has been used to make hearts.

For the Cupcakes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl add all of the ingredients and beat with a hand held mixer for 2 minutes.
Line a pan with cupcake liners and place one heart into each liner. (It's up to you if you want the cupcake facing up or through the side when you bite into it)
Pour the batter over the heart just enough to cover the heart cutout.
Place in the oven for 18 minutes.
Remove the cupcakes from the pan and cover with icing and sprinkles.

Inspired by Very Culinary


Heart Cupcakes - azestybite.com

   

20 Responses to “Heart Cupcakes”

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    Cassie | Bake Your Day — February 6, 2013 at 8:35 am

    This is so fun, Meagan! Great step by step photos too!

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — February 6, 2013 at 8:37 am

    These really are so stinking cute!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — February 6, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Well these are just the cutest things I’ve seen today!!! I love em!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 6, 2013 at 8:55 am

    How cute are these? What a fun idea :)

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    Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies — February 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Adorable! Thanks for the step by step photos! Can you use a different flavor cake for the outer part and get a double flavored cupcake?

    Now I just need to find someone who will appreciate the cuteness and not eat a cupcake in one bite!

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    Kelli @ The Corner Kitchen — February 6, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    So adorable – what a fun idea! Also love the step by step photos!!

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    Autumn@Good Eats Girl — February 6, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    These are so cute! What a wonderful idea!

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    April @ BarbellsandBellinis — February 6, 2013 at 4:01 pm

    These are so darn adorable! You have way more patience than I do! I would have made it to the hearts and just frosted those. :)

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    • azestybite replied: — February 6th, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

      Haha Thanks!

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    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough — February 6, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    So cute and creative! Pinning!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 6th, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

      Thanks Stephanie!

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — February 6, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    OHMYGOSHH SO CUTE.

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — February 6, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    These are seriously cute!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 6th, 2013 @ 8:02 pm

      Thanks Rachel!

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    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — February 6, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    These are so fun and cute! Love those little pink hearts!

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    Amy Tong — February 7, 2013 at 1:19 am

    These heart cupcakes are adorable. So pretty inside and out. I happy to love V-day….although I don’t usually have big celebration. But as you said, it’s a day to spend with loved ones and let them know how much they mean to me. :)

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — February 7, 2013 at 9:03 am

    How freakin’ cool! I wish I had a smidgen of your creativity!

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    • azestybite replied: — February 7th, 2013 @ 11:20 am

      Oh Laurie Thanks! I have to say that you ARE just as creative!!!

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