I‘m trying really hard to get Archie interested in different activities so decided it was time to introduce him to some baking seeing as he likes eating cake so much. It’s a good job we were only making them for Daddy and his big brother seeing as he decided to munch away on the pink cake mix, he hasn’t quite grasped that you lick the spoon once you’ve finished.
These cute little secret hearts valentine cupcakes are so easy to make so are perfect for baking with the kiddies for Valentines plus it’s a lovely little surprise for them once they’ve been cut in half.
- 115g butter or marg
- 115g caster sugar
- 2 eggs
- 115g flour
- a splash of milk
- pink or red food colouring for the first part
- cream together the butter & sugar, I use my mixer as it's much easier than doing it by hand
- mix in the eggs one at a time
- gradually add the flour
- add a splash of milk at the end and mix just to loosen the mixture a little, if you are using liquid rather than gel colouring then leave out the milk
Follow the recipe above adding your choice of food colouring then pour into a 6 inch lined cake tin and bake for around 20mins. To check if it’s ready insert a knife or cocktail stick, if it comes out clean set aside to cool then begin making another batch of the above recipe this time without the food colouring.
Once the pink cake is cool, remove from the tin and slice to top off the cake to level it out and cut out 12 hearts with your heart cutter. Fill each bun case to around 3/4 full with the cake mix you’ve just prepared then insert a heart into each one, pushing it down into the mix.
Once cooled decorate any way you fancy, we went for just a little bit of icing as I knew Archie would be demolishing them so didn’t want to overload him on sugar. Enjoy!