There's nothing better on Valentine's Day, than to gift your loved one with some homemade goodies, especially of the baking kind.
From cakes to pies, to delicious cupcakes, whatever you make will be from the heart, and will mean much more than any other gift you could give.
With that in mind, Lucky Leaf has sent me a few Pie Fillings, a beautiful Rachel Ray muffin pan, some recipes and even cute gift bags and tags to use.
My children jumped right on it and asked for the Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Muffins.
LOVE these liners, how beautiful are they?
Strawberries and Cream Chocolate Muffins
nonstick cooking spray
118.25-ounce package devil's food cake mix
121-ounce can LUCKY LEAF® Premium Strawberry Pie Filling
3eggs, lightly beaten
1 ⅓cups dairy sour cream
1egg, lightly beaten (separate mixture)
2Tablespoons all purpose flour
Preheat oven to 350 °F.
Lightly coat 24 to 30, 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray; set aside. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the cake mix, pie filling and 3 eggs until moistened.
Remove 1 cup of the batter and set aside. Divide remaining batter among prepared muffin cups filling each about half full.
In a medium bowl, whisk together sour cream, 1 egg, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Spoon small mounds of reserved batter over sour cream mixture in each cup (batter will not cover sour cream layer).
Bake for 25 minutes or until tops spring back when lightly touched.
Remove and cool in pans on wire racks for 15 minutes. Loosen edges and remove from pans. Cool completely. Chill within 2 hours.
I chose to make mine in the cupcake liners, and I will tell you that they do fall apart, but it's because once you remove that liner you get that moist chocolate cake with the strawberry filling and the sour cream mixture. It is SO good.
Perfect for Valentine's Day. Chocolate AND Strawberries.
Lucky Leaf has put together an assortment of printables to make your day even more special.
It's the perfect way to get the kids involved too, just a few ingredients, some adult supervision, and a delicious home baked goodie for their friends or mom or dad.
One lucky reader will win a Lucky Leaf baking prize pack that includes: a can of Lucky Leaf pie filling, a recipe card, fun and festive muffin cups and a bakery bag so you can bake it forward to someone you cherish.
-- Open to all US residents only. Please make sure that you leave an email on the comment, so that I can contact you if you are drawn as the winner.
-- You will have 48 hours to claim your prize once you receive my email, if I do not hear back from you within that time period, a new winner will be drawn.
-- Let me know if you plan on baking for Valentine's Day and what you are making :)
-- Winner will be drawn through Random.org, on Wednesday 13th, 2013.
Lucky Leaf provided me with a baking kit for this review. All opinions are expressly mine.