Valentines Day is just around the corner so how about giving these ‘surprise’ heart cupcakes a try. Unlike most love-heart cupcakes, where you have to cut at a specific point to see the design inside, these little beauties will show your heart no matter which side you bite. So whether you’re making them for a good friend, or someone you hope will become a good friend, you’re guaranteed to get a big smile.
heart cupcake recipe
2 cups or 300g (10.58 ounces) plain all-pupose flour
1 1/2 cups 330g (11.64 ounces) sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 tsp 7.5g (0.26 ounces) gelatine
1/2 cup 125ml vegetable oil such as canola oil
7 egg yolks
1 cup 250ml cold water
7 egg whites
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
(and later 1 tsp water & gel food colour)
Place your flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and gelatin into a bowl and stir with a whisk.
Make a well in the centre and add the yolks, oil and water, but do not mix.
In a seperate bowl whip the egg whites and cream of tartar to soft peaks.
Beat the flour mixture on low speed until just combined.
Fold the egg whites into the flour mixture in 3 batches.
Fill three cupcake cases and bake for 10-15 minutes.
Crumbles those three cupcakes and add food colour of choice, 1 tablespoon of cake batter and 1 tsp water (or flavouring or juice of choice). Mix well to combine.
Watch the video for instructions on how to shape into a 3D heart and keep it upright in your cupcake.