Red Velvet Cupcakes and Conversation Heart Brownies

Here are two cute Valentine’s Day treat ideas from Duncan Hines. Enjoy!

CLASSIC RED VELVET CUPCAKES

Originally from Down South, and once the signature dessert at the Waldorf-Asotria in the 1920s, the Red Velvet Cake has become an American favorite. It’s hip, fun, and easy to make. Red Velvet — in cake or cupcake form — is a hit at every party.

Ingredients:
o 1 pkg Duncan Hines(R) Red Velvet Cake Mix
o 1 1/4 cup water
o 1/3 cup vegetable oil
o 3 large eggs
o 1 tub Duncan Hines(R) Classic Vanilla Frosting or Duncan Hines(R) Creamy Home-Style Cream Cheese Frosting
o Sprinkles or additional garnishes

1. Preheat oven to 350?F for metal or glass pans, 325?F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake

Baking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350?F for metal or glass pans, 325?F for dark or coated pans. Grease sides and bottom of each pan with shortening. Flour lightly. (Use baking cups for cupcakes).
2. Blend dry mix, water, oil and eggs in large bowl at low speed until moistened (about 30 seconds). Beat at medium speed for 2 minutes. Pour batter in pans and bake immediately.
3. Bake following in a 13 x 9-inch pan for 35-38 minutes, or bake cupcakes for 19-22 minutes. Add 3-5 minutes to bake time for dark or coated pans. Cake is done when toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
4. Cool in pan on wire rack for 15 minutes. Cool completely before frosting.
5. Garnish, and enjoy!

CONVERSATION HEART BROWNIES
Spread the love with Conversation Heart Brownies, a delicious romantic treat. Heart-shaped Duncan Hines Double Fudge Brownies with luscious chocolate and vanilla frosting are sure to create some passion.

Ingredients:
o 1 pkg Duncan Hines(R) Chocolate Lover’s(R) Double Fudge Brownie Mix
o 1 large egg
o 1/3 cup water
o 1/3 cup vegetable oil
o 1 tub Duncan Hines(R) Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
o 1 tub Duncan Hines(R) Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting

Baking Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350?F. Grease bottom of 8×8-inch pan.
2. Prepare and bake brownies according to package directions. Cool completely.
3. Cut into hearts using a heart-shaped cookie cutter; carefully remove from pan.
4. Frost with Duncan Hines Creamy Home-Style Vanilla and Creamy Home-Style Classic Chocolate Frosting and decorate

For more great recipes visit Duncan Hines.

Thanks to Duncan Hines for providing the recipes. The honest opinions are my own.

About Glenda Embree

13 comments

  1. MaryJane says

    Looks delicious. Going to take these cupcakes to a potluck dinner we have coming up. Just wont use the sprinkles.

  2. Tegan L. says

    I know you posted this ages ago, but this looks AWESOME. Red velvet is my favorite.

  3. Elena says

    Looks yummy! Thank you for the recipe

  4. Joan says

    Conversation Heart Brownies would be a great treat for Valentine’s Day!

  5. Kate F. says

    The red velvet cupcakes look delicious.

  6. Aura says

    I was actually looking for a red velvet cake recipe but dunkin hines was not what I was looking for. It may taste yummy but it stained my bowl, my kids clothing and fingers and my kids pooped red for the next day freaking out the babysitter.

  7. Danielle SG says

    Great ideas–thanks for sharing!

  8. Nicole says

    I love these ideas! Red velvet cake and brownies are my 2 favorite desserts. So cute.

  9. st3phanini says

    lol anything red velvet i will make red velver is DELISH

  10. Heather - Hopelessly Flawed says

    Those brownies are adorable! Very cute idea. I wish we were able to take homemade treats to school here, I’d definitely make those. If I did them at home I’d just eat them all!

  11. veronica lee says

    Yummy!!! They look soooo good!!

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  13. Cole says

    I love red velvet cake! Love it even more when it’s in cupcake form because there’s just something about cupcakes. The heart brownies is a great idea. I think I might try those and let the kiddos help me cut them out.

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