This year, surprise your Valentine with a delicious homemade treat. Here I have a great cupcake recipes to help spread the love this Valentine's Day.
1 2/3 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
15-ounce can applesauce
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
Ingredients for cream:
1 cups heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup milk
1/2 pkg. (3 oz) JELLO-O Vanilla Flavored Instant Pudding
4 oz mascarpone cheese
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp. Napoleon brandy or your favorite rum liqueur
1 Tbsp. powdered sugar
Food coloring, optional
Direction for cream:
Combine mascarpone cheese with vanilla, powdered sugar and of brandy in a bowl and beat with electric mixer until combined and creamy for about 1 minute. Gradually add in heavy cream. Whip for a few min until cream becomes thicker. Then add milk and dry pudding mix, beat until it becomes stiff consistency.
Preheat the oven to 325˚F.
In the bowl of a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the eggs and oil.
Add apple sauce and salt.
Add sugar and mix.
In a separate large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and baking soda. Whisk until thoroughly incorporated.
Without over-mixing, gradually stir in the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Pour into the prepared cupcake liners. To make a heart shaped cupcake put a marble or beans between the liner and pan.
Bake on 325 F for 20 to 30 minutes or until it passes the toothpick test.(Note: All ovens are different, always check before time expires when you are baking) Let cool completely on a wire rack before frosting. Makes 24 regular size cupcakes.
Make cream add food coloring.
Use a star tip to make hearts. I made a small heart first then another around it.