Strawberry and lemon flavors are featured in this recipe with a baked in strawberry flavored heart cake inside the cupcake.
1– package lemon cake mix- tested Duncan Hines
1–1/3 cup water
1 /2 cup vegetable oil
1 package JELL-O® Lemon Instant Pudding, dry mix
1 teaspoon lemon extract- base cake
2 teaspoons strawberry extract, for center cakes
4–6 drops of super red food gel, for center cakes
Strawberry Marshmallow Cream Cheese Frosting
1– 4 ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 tablespoons butter, softened
1–2 teaspoons milk or half n half
1 teaspoon strawberry jam
1/2 teaspoon strawberry extract-optional
1 drop red food gel if needed
1/2 cup marshmallow creme
1 cup confectioner’s sugar
Garnish: fresh sliced strawberries right be serving, of chocolate candy hearts. all optional.
Chocolate Candy Hearts
1 cup chocolate chips or candy melts
Strawberry Whipped Cream Cheese Frosting
Place chocolate candy melts in disposable pastry bag with no tip. Heat water in glass measuring bowl then immerse pastry bag into warm water. Allow chocolate to melt. Clip 1/8 inch off pastry bag and pipe heart shapes on to wax paper. When hearts are set up then add to cupcakes.
Inspired from “Surprise -Inside Cakes .