Chocolate Heart Muffins (Important Lesson Learned)

Don’t you just “love it” when you get this wonderful idea and you plan it for day only for it to come out as a fail? Well, I know I hate it when this happens. Good news is, I usually learn a lesson during those fails and pass it on to my readers, so they don’t make the same mistake. 
This is just one of those times, when I learned my lesson. When they give you a “fill to” line, they mean it!!! 

I found the cutest little silicone cupcake heart cups on sale at my local Home Goods. I got them and could not wait to make something special for Valentine’s day. I didn’t want to do cupcakes, because everyone makes cupcakes for Valentine’s. I wanted to make muffins, chocolate muffins to be exact. So I came up with this recipe (yeap, I wrote my own and I am very proud!) and was all set to bake.

When I was filling the cups with the batter, I got a little cocky, ignoring that fill line. I also got a brilliant idea to use cream cheese frosting to write on those muffins. I guess I did not take in consideration that with the cream cheese on top, it will make the cups even fuller. Or, I was just too excited. 
I waited for the muffins to be ready, very patiently. Then I open my oven and…
Well, as you can tell, not all muffins suffered a body loss. Most of the looked presentable and the ones that didn’t, the hubby and took care of quickly! 
The muffins also didn’t retain their heart shapes.
The good news is that the muffins were absolutely delicious!! The recipe is an absolute SUCCESS!!

Ingredients:
Makes 12 muffins
1/2 cup of unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
3/4 cup sugar
1 cup buttermilk
4 oz semi-sweet chocolate, melted
2 tbs coco powder
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups of flour

Cream Cheese Frosting:
4 oz cream cheese
1 cup of powder sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Directions:
Preheat the oven to 350.
1. Cream butter and sugar until creamy.
2. Add the eggs, one at the time.

3. Add the melted chocolate and vanilla, beat well.

4. Add the buttermilk and coco powder. Beat well.

5. Add the baking powder, baking soda and flour. Mix until combined.

6. Fill the muffin cups with the batter.

Someone really liked the batter

7. Cream the cream cheese frosting ingredients and stuff it in the decorating bag.

8.  Write whatever you want in the muffin batter with the cream cheese frosting.

9. Bake the muffins for 20-25 minutes or until the toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Enjoy!!

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Comments

  1. I don’t care, I don’t care…I loved them and so did Pop!

  2. I would never have know about hte flop if you hadn’t mentioned it! sure didn’t look like the taste was affected!
    Blessings
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  3. LOL that is so something I would do, then I would be upset enough that I would eat them all, you know because I don’t share well. I got to say that they still sound and look really yummy!

  4. I don’t care if the muffins didn’t retain their heart shapes – they still look very cute and adorable!
    Love the idea and the results

  5. Overflow or not, they look super yummy! This same thing has happened to me. I guess we just learn from our mistakes, eat them, and then move on! :) Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  6. They look super yummy! We all have those lessons once in awhile. Thanks for sharing at Mrs Foxs Sweet Party! Have a Sweet Week :)

  7. I would love for you to add this recipe to my Famous Linkz Party!! I have one every Wednesday.
    Hugs,
    Heather
    http://www.made-famous-by.com

  8. Wish I had one for breakfast now. Good luck at Bacon Time.


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