Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Heart Cupcakes

Heart Baked in the center Cupcakes

For the cupcakes you will need
3 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
3 cups sugar
6 eggs
4 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
3 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups flour
2 1/2 cups milk
red food coloring
For the buttercream frosting surprise you’ll need:
4 pieces (1.5 oz each)cherry Laffy Taffy candy
4 Tbsp whipping cream
4 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
5 cups powdered sugar
Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees. Mix the butter and sugar together at medium speed until fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, mix until creamy. Be sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl so everything gets well combined. Add the baking soda, baking powder, salt, and vanilla and mix until the batter is smooth. Alternate between the flour and milk, beating on med-high speed. Pour 3 cups into small mixing bowl and add red coloring. Pour batter into an prepared rectangle baking pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees. let cool and use small heart cutter to cut out 24 hearts. Spoon two heaping scoops of batter into each cupcake liner so they are about half filled. Insert heart sticking the point down in the batter. And cover with 1 Tbs of cake batter. Bake 24 minutes. Allow the cupcakes to cool before frosting.

For Buttercream Frosting
Melt Taffy and whipping cream together (may need to use microwave to heat 30 sec and stir and continue til taffy is melted.)Let it cool in fridge. Add room temperature butter and powdered sugar. Beat til nice and fluffy. Frost cupcakes. Remember which way the heary is facing so you can decorate to know what way to bit into them to see the heart. Enjoy!
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