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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Valentine's Day Cupcakes!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be joining Cupcake Sunday, Seasonal Sunday, I'm Lovin' It, Sunday Showcase, Masterpiece MondayREDnesday and the Valentine's Party with:
Almond Surprise Cupcakes!

True Confession Time I admit to seeing a fella and giving in to temptation. Happened as I was walking through Wally World looking for cupcake inspiration *head hanging in shame*.

Yep, I'm blaming this purchase on the Dough Boy! Had to be the dimples...

So what's the surprise you ask?
Cherries!!!
I wanted to use my cupcake corer again and had cherries in mind, 
so I thought almond cupcakes would be a good match! This recipe is from Food.com.
Alternate title for this post: And A Cherry On Top In The Middle!
Hope you love it if you try it:@)
Almond Cupcakes
3/4 C butter, room temp
1 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 tsp almond extract
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 1/2 C flour
1 1/4 C milk
-Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
-Cream butter and sugar, add eggs and extract. Add the rest and beat till smooth.
-Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full, this makes approximately 24 cupcakes.
-Bake approximately 20 minutes or until the top is golden brown and springs back when touched.
-Cool completely.
-Then I used my corer, and spooned cherry pie filling into the centers of the cupcakes, two cherries fit in each cupcake!
-Frost as desired.
Have a happy day:@)

55 comments:

  1. Oh, yes! I want one of these right now! Love the cherries in the middle and the frosting looks yummy too :)

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  2. What a cute post..and there for a few seconds, I thought you had your sweet self a boyfriend!! lol

    Love love love this cupcake...you did good....
    grandgirls and I are making Valentine cookies tonight..fun fun!!

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  3. looks yummy and pretty-wish I had one!

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  4. Yummmmy ! My youngest would LOVE those !!!!

    Happy Pink Saturday !

    gena

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  5. Happy Pink Saturday! What cute cupcakes. I love valentines day cupcakes!!

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  6. This look so good and I can feel the love emitted from the cup cakes!

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  7. So pretty! That looks like a nifty device. :)

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  8. Those look yummy! Cupcakes are so much a part of my childhood memories, Valentines parties at school, etc..Zootsuitmama

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  9. Beautiful! I want to get a cupcake corer! Those cupcakes are great!

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  10. I had never heard of a cupcake corer. I have to try this and your recipe. We always make cupcakes for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing.

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  11. Looks both beautiful and delicious. I love the surprise. Yum.

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  12. MMMMM I want one!!!
    Those look so pretty and yummy!
    xoxo,
    Jenny

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  13. Hello Lynn,
    those cup cakes look so yummy. I will make them for Valentines day and surprise my family.
    Greetings, Johanna

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  14. Hi, Lynn... I just hooked up to this event, and now after seeing your cupcake, I want to get one of those corers. Those are so pretty, and I love the little hearts. SO cute!

    Happy Cupcake Sunday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  15. And yes, Lynn, an unbirthday definitely takes years off! LOL! Glad you asked because I need some help in that department. I told someone the other day that I was two years younger than I am, not to lie to them, but because I just honestly forgot! LOL!

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  16. Looks so good, love the filled cupcake! Looks like it came straight from the bakery!

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  17. Lynn,
    They look terrific! And a cupcake corer? I could go for that. Because I would know just what to do with the cupcake cores! - eat them immediately.

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  18. Very cute and very yummy looking!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  19. Yum! Do those cupcakes look good. I love almond anything and cherries too. I'll have to give this recipe a try. Thanks for sharing.
    Cindy

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  20. Love that little delicious surprise in the center of the cake! I saw one of those cupcake corers in the store yesterday and put it back. What was I thinking! Now I have to drive all the way back to get one.

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  21. Lynn,

    Such a pretty picture with your delicious hidden treasure cupcake, the pretty little liner you chose, and the gorgeous plate.

    Hey, I considered making the funfetti Valentine Cake to go with the frosting. Pillsbury funfetti cake is my favorite homemade cake. :o)

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  22. The dimples git you every time...hee hee.
    I love the cherry surprise.

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  23. Yumm! I love all the flavors you used--even the funfetti frosting. :) Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

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  24. Well isn't that the cutest little surprise cupcake! Looks so yummy too!

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  25. What a yummy cupcake ... and I love those pink pig triplets! We pig lovers are pretty easy to please! Thanks for stopping by my snowman birthday tablescape ... I enjoy your friendship! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  26. You've gotta love the Dough Boy ;)

    Delicious looking cupcake and perfect for Valentine's Day. I love the Valentine piggies on your sidebar too!

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  27. Such yummy looking cupcakes. I may have to make these for my grand kidlets.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  28. I didn't even know they made a cupcake corer, but now that I've seen it I have to have one! I love those little crunchy things on top of the cupcakes. Look yummy!

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  29. What a sweet hidden surprise. Your frosting job looks great too.

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  30. Well, I'm so glad you posted this because I never heard of such a thing as a "cupcake corer". Who knew?? Thanks for the info & the recipe, too.

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  31. I am gonna get one of the corers. The cupcakes looks great. Love the cherry surprise. Hugs, Ginger

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  32. You are way ahead of me thinking of Valentine's already. The corer looks like a handy tool...would an apple corer do the same thing?

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  33. Lynn....pretty sure I NEED one of those cupcake corers. What a great tool. I love the combo of cherry and almond so I think you've hit this one outta the ballpark :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  34. OMG, SO YUMMY!!! and SO Pretty too!!! They wouldn't last long in my house either...
    Hugs to you,
    Donna

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  35. Oh, Lynn! Your cupcake looks wonderful! I can almost taste the surprise in the middle! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  36. Oh, a cherry in the middle. What a wonderful surprise! Glad to know there is a Cupcake Sunday party. I'll remember that.
    This looks yummy, Lynn. ~ Sarah

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  37. They look pretty and sound delicious----Yummers! That dough

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  38. That dough boy is sabotaging my New Year's resolution!

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  39. This looks so delicious and so pretty, Lynn...Christine

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  40. So yummy! Love the cherry in the middle of the cupcake. Thanks for bringing your adorable cupcake to Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  41. I think I can try that! It looks simple enough, but my will not be as cute as yours. Smiles.

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  42. Oh yummy! I saw the cake mix and frosting at Walmart and almost bought it. I knew I'd be the one to eat them all...so I held off.

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  43. Hi Darling,
    Thank you so much for joining Cupcake Sunday. WoW!! Almond cupcakes are a great idea and cherries that is a marriage made in heaven. Thanks again.
    xo
    Betty @ My Cozy Corner

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  44. Yummy!!!!Thank you for joining in on Masterpiece Monday. Mary :O)

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  45. You keep making them and let me know when they are ready. Sure would enjoy having one with you and coffee.

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  46. I couldn't wait to get to this post-The cupcakes are so cute. I bet they taste yummy. I love almond flavor and will have tot try these.

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  47. Yep, I've succumbed to the dough boy's charms many a time! I loooove anything almondy, so I'll give this a try, and I still think that corer is one of the greatest inventions, because you get a nice little surprise in the center!
    Happy REDnesday!
    Carol

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  48. Dimples will get one every time..can't resist them..or the sweet flavor of a cupcake..this is wonderful!
    Have a wonderful Valentine season,
    Shirley & Cupid...

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  49. What a wonderful idea! My kiddos are going to love you. :)

    Thanks for sharing this in The Valentines Party!

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  50. Great looking cupcakes, Lynn, and pretty too! Have a great wknd!
    Blessings, Beth

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  51. Oh, wow! I'll bet all of the Valentine frosting is gone now, but I'll remember for next year! Thanks for the yummy-looking recipe! Annie

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