Chocolate Strawberry Valentines

Jane Whittaker

By
@janenov46

These are a version of the Strawberry Valentines, but these are on a Devils Food rectangular shaped cupcake.
The benefit of these is you CAN make these ahead of time. I usually make the cupcakes, pipe the strawberry cream cheese on, add the strawberry filling, cover and refrigerate. When ready to eat I put on a dollop of whipped cream and a strawberry fan


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Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
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Serves:
14
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These cakes make a beautiful presentation - and they're so yummy! These are really easy to prepare and we love using a cake mix base. A great Valentine's Day treat.

Ingredients

18 1/4 oz
Pillsbury moist supreme devils food cake mix
1 1/4 c
water
1/2 c
oil
3 large
eggs
20 oz
two 10 oz pkgs of frozen sweetened strawberries thawed, juice reserved
2 Tbsp
cornstarch
2/3 c
reserved strawberry juice
5 to 8 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 to 1 tsp
Kirsch more or less to your taste, and this is optional
16 oz
two 8 oz containers strawberry cream cheese spread
14 medium
fresh whole strawberries made into fans
4 oz
Cool Whip, thawed

Step-By-Step

1Make your cupcakes to package directions using the water, oil and eggs. Let cool completely before decorating.

2I use a rectangular cupcake pan that makes 8 cupcakes to a pan I measure out 1/3 cup batter per cupcake so they are all uniform.

3While cupcakes are baking thaw your strawberries, cutting them up smaller. Reserve 2/3 cup juice.

4In a sauce pan add your strawberry juice, sugar and cornstarch, stirring to smooth, bring to boil and cook til thickened , add strawberries and cook a min more, remove from heat and stir in kirsch.

5Cover and chill filling.

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6To each cupcake, take a sharp knife and level off the rounded tops. You can save those to snack on.

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7Put the strawberry cream cheese in a Ziploc bag, cut off the corner to make a piping bag. Pipe all around the outside of the cupcake.

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8Put your strawberry filling in the middle of the piped cream cheese, top with a dollop of cool whip, and top with a strawberry fan.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Collection: Chocolate...