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Feb 12, 2013

Valentine Cupcakes / Hidden Heart Cupcakes - My Guest Post for Nalini's Kitchen

Today's recipe is a special post, my guest post for Nalini of Nalini's Kitchen. 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. She has most varieties of cookies like, Linzer cookies, Thumbprint cookies, Spritz Cookies and all of them are Eggless cookies. I really amazed at her passion for cooking when she continuously posted 3 Thaali. Delicious platter with mouth watering dishes. If u haven't checked those mouthwatering recipes please do drop by her space.

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
  1. Vanilla Cake Batter 
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
  • 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.


  1. Very cute and attractive cupcakes Sangee, romba azhagana guest post.

  2. Cute cupcakes Sangee.. How did you get the heart shape in the cupcake? So eager to know.. Hopping to Nalini's space to know more.. :)

  3. such cute cupcakes Sangee :) very pretty... lovely guest post

  4. lovely cupcakes...nice presentation.....

  5. wow lovely cupcakes..... beautifully presented...

  6. Cute cupcakes n lovely guest post Sangee...

  7. Cutee cupcakes,makes d best treat for Valentines..Congrats on your guest post,Fabulous clicks :)

  8. yummy cute cakes .. nicely presented

  9. Very attractive and cute cupcakes....

  10. Thank you so much Sangeetha for those lovely words and the post,its a real treat for my anniversary...

  11. Looks colourful Sangee. Yesterday Itself saw this post in nalini's place. Colours are showing the celebration for valentine.

  12. Wow.....looks cute & romantic....:-)

  13. Wonderful cupcakes dear, so colorful and romantic.

  14. checked out the full recipe at nalini's space dear :) awesome work by you..

  15. Super cute cupcakes.I am sure they tasted as good as they look.

  16. Saw it at Nalini's, beautiful cupcakes Sangee..

  17. cute cup cakes

  18. Love the cute frosting more :) beautiful and yummy cupcakes!


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