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Published on February 4th, 2013 | by utokia

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WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE? STRAWBERRY WITH A HINT OF CHOCOLATE LOVE CUPCAKE

Who loves strawberries & chocolate as much as I do?  Don’t be shy, I’m not!  I could eat 5 of these delicious strawberry cupcakes in one sitting!  And the chocolate heart atop this cupcake is like that lucious cherry atop a sundae BAM!  So Valentines Day is coming and you want to do something special for the people you love.  Well look no further, this cupcake love with surely win over adults and children alike!  And honey the new REYNOLDS StayBrite baking cups were the best because they actually did what they said they would do and that was to maintain the design and colors (so I bought a pretty pink for my daughter and cool blue for my son); there was no fading at all!  When I heard of them, I was way excited because I normally spend lots of time choosing baking cup designs only to have the color and design fade after baking!  But REYNOLDS did something INCREDIBLE, they lined the REYNOLDS StayBrite baking cups with foil, POW BAM KABOOM!   Just take a look at some of the pictures and you’ll see how vibrant the colors remained after baking!  I was like Whoo Whoo!  They are the perfect entertaining baking cups!  PS – check out my chocolate hearts, I know they are a bit messy, after all I am not a trained baker, BUT as I pipped them my 7 year old son said “Mommy I like your hearts”, that was all that mattered, HA!  Have fun with this recipe and invite the kids to help you pipe the hearts!

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 WILL YOU BE MY VALENTINE? STRAWBERRY WITH A HINT OF CHOCOLATE LOVE CUPCAKE

INGREDIENTS:
1 Box of Strawberry Cake Mix + ingredients listed on back of box
1 12 oz. bag of semi-sweet morsels
2 tbsp. of canola oil
2 cups of crushed fresh strawberries
¾ cup confectioner sugar (for strawberry topping)
1 tub of cool whip
1 1.4 oz. box of vanilla pudding (do not make – use the powder)
½ cup confectioner sugar (for whipped icing)
Red sugar sprinkle (to taste)
Cupcake baking pan
Reynolds StayBrite baking cups
Reynolds Parchment Paper
2 bowls (for mixing)
whisk

READY, SET GO:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350
  2. In a bowl mix cake mix as instructed on back of box (we are making cupcakes)
  3. Place Reynolds StayBrite baking cups in cupcake pan
  4. Add cake mix to Reynolds StayBrite baking cups (fill up to  ¾ of the baking cups)
  5. LET’S MAKE THE STRAWBERRY TOPPING
  6. Clean strawberries, cup tops off, dice and add to a bowl and crush
  7. Add confectioner sugar to crushed strawberries fold together until incorporated
  8. After cupcakes are done, remove and add to wire rack or tray
  9. With a tooth pick, poke holes in cupcakes while hot
  10. Top cupcakes with strawberry topping
  11. Allow cupcakes to completely cool
  12. Whisk the cool whip, vanilla pudding and confectioner sugar together until fully incorporated to make whipped icing
  13. After cupcakes are cooled use piping bag to pipe whipped icing on cupcake (cover strawberries with whipped icing)
  14. NOW LET’S MAKE THE CHOCOLATE HEART
  15. Add semi-sweet morsels and canola oil to a microwave safe bowl
  16. Microwave on 2 minutes, remove and whisk
  17. Add back in microwave for 30 seconds, remove again and whisk
  18. Repeat #17 until chocolate is completed melted
  19. Allow chocolate to cool about 5 minutes
  20. Add chocolate to piping bag
  21. Roll out a sheet of Reynolds Parchment Paper
  22. Pipe the shape of a heart for each of your cupcakes on the Reynolds Parchment Paper
  23. Place Reynolds Parchment Paper with chocolate in the refrigerator to harden
  24. Remove Reynolds Parchment Paper with chocolate hearts from the refrigerator
  25. Remove chocolate hearts (they should lift easily from the parchment paper) and place on top of icing on cupcake
  26. Sprinkle top of cupcake and heart with red sugar sprinkles
  27. HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!

Utokia ~
Sizzle Sizzle Baby

 

 

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My name is Utokia Langley. I come from a family of great cooks, none of them professional chefs but trust me some of the best flavors came from the kitchens in my family! Flavor has always been a priority with any meal, whether it was breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert or just a snack.



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