Every year for Valentine’s Day, instead of getting all gussied up and going out to a fancy restaurant (where we’ll probably worry more about the check than enjoying the food in front of us) we’ve made it a tradition to get dressed up and have a date night in. He buys good, higher-quality food than we would normally get and whips up a delicious home-cooked dinner. I’m in charge of dessert.
Though I’m usually a sucker for making some elaborate, outrageous and often complicated dessert, this year, I’ve decided to go a little simpler (without sacrificing deliciousness) by making this Red Velvet Cupcakes recipe
for our Valentine’s Day.
These pretty little cupcakes are not only rich, moist and tasty, they’re also quite festive with their brilliant red color and bright white cream cheese frosting (my favorite). Plus, cupcakes are always much more fun to eat than cake – though I still do love my cake!
Though I decided to top my cupcakes with Betty Crocker Whipped Cream Cheese frosting, you can use whatever kind of frosting you fancy. You can even plop candy hearts or Valentine’s Day-colored M&Ms in the center of the frosting, just to make it more interesting.
These chocolate-flavored cupcakes are a great way to show your loved one on Valentine’s Day how much you care about them. Much better than the old box-of-chocolates standby!Stephanie (aka Girl versus Dough) joined Tablespoon to share her adventures in the kitchen. Check out Stephanie’s Tablespoon member profile and keep checking back for her own personal recipes on Tablespoon!