I began thinking about what I would bake for treats for work back in January. I was going to be ambitious. Cookies or pastries for my birthday and then cupcakes for the Monday after Valentines. But things have been so busy that I had to cut back on what I would be able to get done and decided that cupcakes would please everyone and were easy to make.
So I baked Chocolate Brownie Cupcakes from the Martha Stewart Cupcake book.
The cupcakes in the book looked so wonderful with the brownie heart on top of pink buttercream icing and as the recipe is the same for the cupcake as it is for the brownie it was both easy and intriguing as to use the same recipe for two different sorts of cakes is extremely clever.
They are also quite easy to make, and taste wonderful. Everyone at worked loved them and I think they woud be the most lovely gift for Valentines Day.