I don’t typically post so late in the day but I wanted to show you all this simple dessert in time for Valentine’s day. With the big day just two days away, you maybe scrambling to get it all together. If you’re one of those people, this is a great dessert for you! You don’t need any fancy icing bags or tools. You will need a heart shaped cookie cutter unless you’re confident enough to free hand it. Here is the link to one of my favorite chocolate cake recipes. This is my go-to chocolate cupcake recipe. It’s just good ole fashion chocolate cake/cupcakes! I do use freshly milled flour in my cupcakes. This recipe is very easy to alter for a healthier dessert option. For the frosting . . . All you health nuts cover your ears for this one, I just used Pillsbury’s strawberry icing. I love strawberry frosting and have not found a homemade recipe that I love yet. I’ll let you know when I do!
I mixed up the recipe in my Kitchen Aid. I then scooped the batter into a lined muffin pan. I filled the cups about half way full. These cupcakes will rise very well! Once they’re done baking, let them cool completely on a wire rack.
Use a sharp knife and cut the top off of the cupcake. Take your cookie cutter and cut out the middle of the cupcake top. (The center hearts are prefect to snack on while you decorate!)
Add some frosting and put the top back on.
Sprinkle with a little powdered sugar for cute factor and there you have it! They’re super easy and delicious!
I hope everyone has a fun Valentine’s Day, enjoy!