Valentine Cup Cakes/Hidden Heart Cup Cakes-Guest post by Sangeetha


I am so happy to share a guest post by my blogger friend sangeetha who is the first friend after starting my blog,initially our conversation started via email and FB then over the phone.Really I am very lucky to get a friend like Sangeetha,when I started the blogging I didn't know so many things and asked her help for so many things like a kid.Without any hesitation and lots of patientce she clarifies the doubts clearly.We used to talk over the phone almost every other day atleast for an hour regarding the kids,blog,photography as we both bought the DSLR same time and same model.These days I am busy with the lil one couldn't talk as much as before but once in a week we talk over the phone and chat in the FB.
When I asked her to do a guest for my blog,she immediately agreed without any second thought and asked me What type of recipe you want?
Though she has 500+ recipes I love the way and efforts she takes to bake cookies,breads and cake.So I wanted some baked recipe and she came up with the idea of Valentine cup cakes with hidden heart.


Now Present you Sangeetha in her own words.....


Nalini is one of my close friends in the blogging World. I am so happy to do this guest post for her. She has a lovely space with more delicious recipes which are presented well with inviting pictures. Her authentic south Indian recipes are more notable, have tried few recipes from her space and totally loved it. I love her Eggless Cookies and have bookmarked to try.
We are phone friends for more than a year, yes..we shared our numbers and used to talk almost daily but after her lil' princess arrival it reduced to once in a week. Most of the time our conversation begins with Blogging, Blogging & Blogging. We also discuss about photography, pictures, presentation this n that. We both have same DSLR so its easy for us to share and clear any doubts.  She is a very friendly and caring person. I am so happy to have her as one of my close friends. 
And one more happy thing to to share that today she is Celebrating her life's special moment and wishing Her a very Happy Anniversary. God Bless U & Ur Family with all health & Wealth. Good Luck Nalini!
Now coming to the recipe, Valentine Cupcakes/Hidden Heart Cupcakes with Vanilla Butter Cream Frosting. As its a Valentine Month, this is perfect and easy choice to treat your Valentine in the special day. I happened to see a video on you tube, making hidden heart cupcakes. I was so much impressed and wanted to try it. For this recipe, I used the Basic Vanilla Cake and Vanilla Butter cream frosting. The cake turned out so good but the hidden heart didn't come out perfectly becoz since i forgot to push the heart down, so on baking it raised to top and also  i forgot to mark on the liners to cut the cake to get the perfect heart shape,when i cut it wrong way it appeared like a pink blob :( But i was happy with the output(taste wise)and my kids loved the cake with frosting. 
Makes About 6 hidden heart cupcakes
Ingredients
  1. Vanilla Cake Batter (click here for the cake)
For Frosting
  1. Softened Butter 1/2 cup
  2. Confectioner sugar 1 and 1/2 cup
  3. Milk or cream    2 tbsp
  4. Vanilla extract 1/2 tsp

Method
  • Make Batter as per the recipe.
  • Then take about a 1/3 of the batter and place in small bowl Add red food color to the batter to get a nice shade of pink. Cover the plain batter with cling wrap and refrigerate until use.
  • Put pink batter in a square baking pan and bake at 350 F for about 20 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove from pan and allow to cool completely.
  • Cut out heart shapes from the pink cooled cake with a 1"cookie cutter.
  • Line muffins pan with cupcake liner.
  • Place 2 tbsp of the plain batter in the bottom of a cupcake liner in a cupcake pan. Place one pink cake heart pointy side down in the center of the batter making sure to push it all the way down to the bottom.
  •  Cover the top of the heart with about 1-1 1/2 tbsp of additional plain batter.
  • Bake the cupcakes at 350 F for about 20 minutes until a tooth pick inserted in the plain batter comes out clean.
Once the cake cooled completely, frost the cake.
In a mixing bowl, using electric mixer cream butter until light and fluffy. Beat in confectioner sugar,vanilla and milk. If needed add milk to get desired frosting consistency.
Then pipe frosting and decorate with desired tips n design, if needed sprinkle sugar sprinkles.

Notes:
The entire recipe can make 8" round cake.
Got more left over Pink batter cake.




   
  Enjoy...............................................................

22 comments:

Wow looks super cute and love these hidden heart cupcakes :) Well made Sangee akka :) Good guest post Nalini, Sangee akka is such a humble and lovely person and am glad and lucky to have her as my friend her, you are also really lucky :)

Btw loveliest clicks too :) Specially the last click is fabulous, perfect frosting :)

looks amazing.....so tempting...

love the frosting part :) nice guest post by sangee..

Happy Anniversary Nalini!

Cupcakes look cute..nice to know abt your friendship ladies! :)

Thank U Nalini for this wonderful opportunity, am so happy to see my post here :) and thanks again for all those kind words...enjoyed doing it for u!
Wishing U a Very Happy Anniversary & Good Luck!!

Such a beautiful and very cute guest post by Sangee, Happy anniversary Nalini..

Those cupcakes looks very cute and am speechless.

Beautiful friendship and beautiful cupcake :) so happy to know more about a lovely friendship... cheers to both of you

Nice to know about your friendship.. Lovely guest post!!
Perfect cupcake for the season.. They look beautiful..
Also my anniversary wishes to you, Nalini.. :)

Wow wow wow amazing sangee happy for u both :) loved the clicks a lot

Beautiful friendship n lovely post, cupcakes looks so cute!!!

wow real valentine's treat...lovely attempt

Loved the super smooth frosting. Lovely guest post dear

beautiful cupcakes... amazing phtographs...

Beautiful and cute cupcakes..perfect for valentine!!!

Nice guest post Sangee. As you said, I am also one of the fans of her traditional recipes. Like your hidden heart cupcakes and love the pleasant frosting.

A lovely post...Love the frosting Sangee...A very Happy anniversary to you Nalini

awesome recipe..love the hidden heart inside..good idea...

Beautiful cupcakes Nalini..

came over from Sangee's blog & following urs now.. love all ur recipes! :)

Visit Food-O-Mania!

beautiful cub cake

http://cookbookjaleela.blogspot.com/2013/02/healthy-food-for-healthy-kids-event.html

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