Over the weekend, my guy and I stopped by our favorite cupcake place in the city, Kara's Cupcakes, for a sweet treat. There, we sampled a seasonal strawberry flavor. Although he enjoyed it, I wasn't as big of a fan since it was topped with cream cheese frosting. For some inexplicable reason, with the exception of red velvet cake, I dislike cream cheese frostings on desserts like cupcakes and carrot cake. How do you feel about the matter?
This year for Valentine's Day, I wanted to make something special for my nonexistent boyfriend, but I couldn't decide between luxurious red velvet cake or rich fudgey brownies. While I was pondering this dilemma, I suddenly remembered an old recipe for brownie heart cupcakes. Inspired by Martha, I decided to combine the best of both worlds and make red velvet cupcakes with pink cream cheese frosting and brownie heart garnish. The resulting dessert is wonderfully festive and just decadent enough. They're perfectly portable meaning you can easily gift them to the people you love. To learn how I made them, keep reading.
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It was my sister's 22nd birthday a little over a week ago and lucky me, I had a reason to make a cake. I asked her to let me know what kind of cake she wanted and was expecting her typical favorite: chocolate with peanut butter. So, I was super surprised and excited to see that she was challenging me with a cake I had never made before: a red velvet cake! I sort of made my own recipe by combining a few and it was an absolute success! The cake was moist and velvety and there was not one slice leftover. Erica, one of my sister's best friends, even asked, "Where did you buy the cake?" which made my night. I didn't have enough food coloring so it ended up being somewhere between pink, red, and brown. To make this cake for your next birthday party, read more
I love making a cake as much as I do eating one, and have decided that there is no better way to celebrate myself than to make myself a fancy and scrumptious cake. The cake will be the final extravagant touch to an intimate dinner party I am hosting. I'm celebrating how wonderful I am by making a meal that I will enjoy all by myself. Why? Because I deserve it! I am challenging you to host this party of one with me reader! I've already decided I will start the night with candied walnuts followed by crab cake salad and a goat cheese souffle. No party is complete without a super self-indulgent dessert and I'm going to make a cake I've never made before: Red Velvet Cake! If cream cheese frosting is a favorite of yours check out this recipe, read more