Chocolate Strawberry Valentines
Blue Ribbon Recipe
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. The Test Kitchen
18 1/4 ozPillsbury Moist Supreme Devil's Food cake mix
1 1/4 cwater
20 ozfrozen sweetened strawberries thawed, juice reserved; two 10 oz pkgs
2/3 creserved strawberry juice
5 to 8 Tbspsugar
1/2 to 1 tspKirsch more or less to your taste, and this is optional
16 ozstrawberry cream cheese spread, two 8 oz containers
14 mediumfresh whole strawberries made into fans
4 ozCool Whip, thawed
How to Make Chocolate Strawberry Valentines
- Make your cupcakes to package directions using the water, oil, and eggs. Let cool completely before decorating.
- I 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.
- While cupcakes are baking, thaw your strawberries, cutting them up smaller. Reserve 2/3 cup juice.
- In 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 minute more. Remove from heat and stir in kirsch.
- Cover and chill filling.