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The pineapple has been a symbol of hospitality since the days of the early American colonies. According to legend, the symbol began with the sea captains of New England who would spear a pineapple on a fence post outside their home to let the community know of their safe return home and to invite friends to visit and share their hospitality.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

Brownie Heart Cupcakes

Transform chocolate brownies into decadent cupcakes for a Valentine's Day (or any day) sweet certain to induce a smile.
Martha Stewart Living
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 15 ounces (3 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 12 ounces unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 6 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Basic Buttercream
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line standard muffin tins with paper liners. Coat an 8-inch square cake pan with cooking spray, line bottom with parchment, then spray parchment.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl.
  • Place butter and chocolate in a heatproof mixer bowl set over a pot of simmering water, stirring until chocolate melts.
  • Attach bowl to mixer, add sugar, and whisk on medium-high speed until smooth, about 3 minutes.
  • Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla. Reduce speed to low, and add flour mixture.
  • Divide batter among muffin cups, filling each 2/3 full. Spread remaining batter in square pan.
  • Bake until set but still soft, about 20 minutes. Let cool in tins and pan on wire racks.
  • Frost cupcakes with buttercream.
  • Cut out 24 hearts from brownie in pan using a 1 1/2-inch heart-shaped cutter.
  • Top each cupcake with a heart.
Makes 24


sewpink said...

Those look so pretty and delicious!

monstermash said...

I can't wait to try this recipe. They're so scrumptious looking~

Marci said...

We may have to try those...Ella would love them!

stacey said...

Now those are just too tempting!