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« on: March 03, 2011 12:31:18 PM »

This is the first thing I've ever posted in the Cooking forum but I was so pleased with how they turned out, I just had to share!
My boyfriend's birthday was this past weekend.  He's been on a health kick so I decided I would make him a bunch of muffins that he could have for breakfast instead of some gnarly breakfast sandwich from Wawa!
I also watched a video on howcast.com for making cupcakes into heart shapes, it didn't turn out AS well with muffins but whatevs, they were cute enough!
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and the only thing I changed was doubling the amount of dried cranberries and first soaking them in applesauce and then adding the cranberries and applesauce too.

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh or frozen cranberries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla. Fold in sour cream. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, nutmeg and salt; stir into creamed mixture just until moistened. Fold in cranberries and pecans. Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine topping ingredients; sprinkle over batter. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.

To get the heart shape, you fill the liners 1/3 of the way, place the marble between the liner and the tin then filling another 1/3 of the way. Like this...

After cooking, only about half actually looked like hearts, these are that half Wink

Close up!

Those are the ones I put on the top of the box to be seen through the window.  I found these awesome boxes at joanns, they make the muffins look so professional!

Thanks for looking!!

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011 01:32:30 PM »

This is so cute! I actually came across that recipe before and thought about making it - adding it to my weekend 'to do' list!

Totally making heart cupcakes soon as well Smiley

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