Hidden Heart Valentine's Day Cupcakes
Surprise your sweetheart with festive Valentine's Day Cupcakes. This fun dessert idea has a hidden red velvet heart inside each of these delicious treats.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 34 minutes
Total Time 54 minutes
For the Cakes:
- 1 box red velvet cake mix
- 1 box white cake mix
- Eggs, water, and oil as needed for the cake mixes
- 24 Chocolate hearts for decoration
For the Frosting:
- 1/2 cup salted butter softened
- 8 ounces cream cheese softened
- 3 to 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1/2 Tbs vanilla
To make the cupcakes:
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a 10x14 jelly roll pan with cooking spray. Prepare your red velvet cake mix according to package instructions and pour it into the jelly roll pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 14-16 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Let the cake cool in the pan for 5 minutes and then transfer the baking sheet to the freezer for 15 minutes to cool completely.
While the red velvet cake is cooling make the white cake mix according to package instructions.
When the red velvet cake is cooled, remove it from the freezer and using a small heart cookie cutter, cut out 24 heart shapes.
Line your cupcake tin with cupcake liners and then spoon about a tablespoon of white cake batter into the bottom of each and then add the rest of the batter to a gallon ziploc or piping bag.
Gently press a heart into the center of each liner. Don't squish it! And carefully pipe white cake batter around the heart until the liner is about 2/3 full. Pipe a little bit on top of the exposed heart to protect it from burning in the oven.
Bake at 350 for 20-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the white part of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before frosting.
To make the frosting:
In a stand mixer, beat the softened butter and cream cheese until well blended and creamy.
Add the powdered sugar 1/2 a cup at a time until the frosting reaches a creamy, pipable consistency. Add the vanilla and mix until combined.
Frost the cupcakes with a star tip, top with a chocolate heart, and enjoy!
Serving: 1cupcake | Calories: 324kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 366mg | Potassium: 85mg | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 4.9% | Calcium: 9.4% | Iron: 7.3%