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These adorable cupcakes will bring a smile to anyone’s face. You could use fancy chocolate melting wafers for the flowers but this short-cut recipe uses white chocolate chips with vegetable shortening to make the petals. Once you’ve mastered the basic daisy cupcakes, you can experiment with other candies and treats to make all different types of flowers. | Buy on Amazon

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  • 1 box (18.25 ounces) Duncan Hines Moist Deluxe Yellow Cake Mix
  • 1 bag (12 ounces) white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 1 can (16 ounces) Creamy Home-Style Classic Vanilla Frosting
  • 1 cup lemon curd
  • Yellow food coloring

Baking Instructions

  1. Line 3 cookie sheets with wax paper. Place the chocolate chips and the vegetable shortening in a microwave proof bowl. Microwave the mixture, stirring frequently, until smooth, about 1 minute. Spoon some of the melted chocolate into a resealable bag. Snip a very small corner from the bag and pipe 2 inch long tapered petal shapes with the melted chocolate on the wax paper lined cookie sheets, about 1/2 inch apart. Fill each lined cookie sheet with the petals, adding more chocolate when necessary. (you will need about 12 petals per cupcake) Transfer the pans to the refrigerator until set, about 5 minutes. Petals can be made in advance up to 1 week and kept in an airtight container in a cool place.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners in each cup. Prepare the cake mix according to package directions. Divide the batter evenly between the prepared pans. Bake until cupcakes are lightly golden and a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 18 to 21 minutes. Transfer the cupcakes to a wire rack and cool completely.
  3. Spread the top of the cooled cupcakes with the vanilla frosting and make smooth. Peel the chocolate petals from the wax paper. Insert the small end of the petals into the cupcake almost in the center. Arrange about 12 petals, close together, per cupcake to make the flower shapes.
  4. Tint the lemon curd with ithe yellow food coloring to make a bright yellow. Spoon the lemon curd into a resealable bag and seal the bag.
  5. Snip a small corner from the bag and pipe a circle of lemon curd in the center of the flower. Repeat with the remaining cupcakes.

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Italian Love Cake

Italian Love Cake

Sorry, have a question ... not a tip. I've an old recipe using Duncan HInes Marble Cake. However the recipe calls for the "no oil recipe on box" is no longer given...just substiuting apple sauce instead. This doesn't work for this cake. The cake is called Italian Love Cake (& I'd share it if I can re-create it). A DH Marble Cake Mix is used and then a ricotta cheese mixture is added. Need to use the original no oil recipe on the marble cake mix please! thanks a bunch!

Fat Free and no cholesterol

Fat Free and no cholesterol

Always use a product such as "Better'n Eggs/"Egg Beaters" etc in place of whole fresh eggs and substitute the oil/butter step with applesauce(the kind with no sugar added or nything else. Usually 1/3 cup of applesauce for a 1/3 cup of oil. You may have to experiment with the amount. For added leavening-try using 1/3 cup of egg product instead of 1/4 cup.

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