Red Velvet Cupcakes | Valentine Brownies

///Red Velvet Cupcakes | Valentine Brownies

Red Velvet Cupcakes | Valentine Brownies

Red Velvet Cupcakes and Valentine Conversation Heart Brownies, two yummy Valentine’s Day chocolate desserts.

Cooking with children – They will love baking Valentine Chocolate Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes and Conversation Heart Brownies decorated with personal messages. These two yummy valentine chocolate dessert recipes are budget wise and fun to make.

Why not make these easy Red Velvet Cupcakes and Valentine Chocolate Conversation Heart Brownies with the special children in your life. Help them make these valentine chocolate desserts for Mom, Dad, Grandparents, Teachers, or Classmates. What a great way to celebrate Valentine’s Day…bake some love together and make it love at first bite with an indulgent token of affection. Duncan Hines® makes it easy to create delicious Valentine’s Day moments on a budget with innovative mouthwatering recipes. Your Valentine won’t believe you made these Red Velvet Cupcakes and Valentine Conversation Heart Brownies from a box.

Show your love for your family with Classic Red Velvet Cupcakes and Conversation Heart Brownies decorated with personal messages.

Valentine Chocolate Desserts

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 CLASSIC RED VELVET CUPCAKES

Originally from Down South, and once the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Asotria in the 1920s, the Classic Red Velvet Cake has become an American favorite. It’s hip, fun, and easy to make. Red Velvet — in cake or cupcake form — is a hit at every party.red velvet cupcakes

Ingredients:

• 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Red Velvet Cake Mix
• 1 1/4 cup water
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 3 large eggs
• 1 tub Duncan Hines® Classic Vanilla Frosting or Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting
• Sprinkles or additional garnishes

1. Preheat oven to 350°F for metal or glass pans, 325°F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake

Baking Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F for metal or glass pans, 325°F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
3. Bake following in a 13 x 9-inch pan for 35-38 minutes, or bake cupcakes for 19-22 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
5. Garnish, and enjoy!

CONVERSATION HEART BROWNIES

Spread the love with Conversation Heart Brownies, a delicious romantic treat. Heart-shaped Duncan Hines Double Fudge Brownies with luscious chocolate and vanilla frosting are sure to create some passion.red velvet cupcakes

Ingredients:

• 1 pkg Duncan Hines® Chocolate Lover’s® Double Fudge Brownie Mix
• 1 large egg
• 1/3 cup water
• 1/3 cup vegetable oil
• 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
• 1 tub Duncan Hines® Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting

Baking Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom of 8×8-inch pan.
2. Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool completely.
3. Cut into hearts using a heart-shaped cookie cutter; carefully remove from pan.
4. Frost with Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Vanilla and Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting and decorate.

Hint: Since these valentine chocolate desserts are easy and also easy on the budget, make an extra batch of each. The Red Velvet Cupcakes and the Conversation Heart Brownies can be made anytime you want to do something special for those close to you or for yourself. Store them in an airtight container in the freezer to enjoy anytime – frozen chocolate desserts are especially delicious in the summer months!

About the Author:

Grandmother of 5 great kids, retired special ed high school teacher, married since 1972 to Poppy…loves spoiling the grands, crocheting for whomever I can and charities, reading, crafts, outdoors, and blogging.

One Comment

  1. Susan Adcox 2010/02/08 at 12:48 pm

    These look wonderful! I’ll probably opt for the red velvet because using baking cups makes the clean-up so easy. And if I cut a pan of brownies into hearts, guess who is going to eat all the scraps! Great ideas for Valentine’s Day!

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