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"From the Heart" Cupcakes

"From the Heart" Cupcakes
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 24
Easy-to-make chocolate hearts create "love-ly" cupcakes.
Updated August 29, 2011

Ingredients

Cupcakes

  • 1 box Betty Crocker™ Super Moist™ devil's food cake mix
  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

Frosting

  • 1 cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1 container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting

Chocolate Hearts

  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon shortening

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups. Make and bake cake mix as directed on box for cupcakes, using water, oil and eggs.
  • 2
    In medium microwavable bowl, microwave white baking chips uncovered on High 45 seconds. Stir; if necessary, microwave in 15-second increments, stirring after each, until chips are melted and smooth. Cool 5 minutes. Stir in frosting until well blended. Immediately frost cupcakes, or pipe frosting on cupcakes.
  • 3
    Line cookie sheet with waxed paper. In 1-cup microwavable measuring cup, microwave chocolate chips and shortening uncovered on Medium (50%) 30 seconds. Stir; microwave in 10-second increments, stirring after each, until melted and smooth. Place chocolate in small resealable food-storage plastic bag; seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe 24 heart shapes on waxed paper. Refrigerate 10 minutes to set chocolate. Garnish each cupcake with a chocolate heart. Store loosely covered.

  • Change the wow in these cupcakes from hearts to initials, numbers or free-form designs, using the melted chocolate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cupcake
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
110
Total Fat
12g
19%
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
210mg
9%
Potassium
70mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
12%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
26g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
6%
6%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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