5 Valentine’s Desserts Made Easy and Dressed To Impress

With Valentine's Day only three days away, you're going to need the quickest and the most impressive desserts for your loved ones. You need an easy Valentine's Day dessert plan! A quick run to the grocery store, a few minutes in the kitchen, a trip to your closet to pick out a lovely outfit and you'll be ready in no time. Okay, let's get started. 1. Chocolate Covered Strawberries from Blissfully Domestic Probably one of the most iconic Valentine's desserts, but one of the easiest and healthiest too. Here's a step-by-step guide to making the perfect chocolate dipped strawberry. Be sure to check out the fascinating moving images too! 2. Easy Chocolate Espresso Mug Cake from Kurry Leaves Probably the easiest cakes you'll ever make. Just mix the ingredients in a microwave-safe cup … [Read more...]

Strawberry Short (Cup) Cakes

I love serving cupcakes at parties because they are super convenient.  You have individual servings, so there is no guess work about how many you need, and cupcakes are just cute, fun and compact. But sometimes you want a dessert that's a little more dressed up.  Enter: The Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake!  All the convenience of a cupcake with the pizazz of a grown-up dessert.  And still easy to make! Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake Ingredients: One yellow cake prepared One large container whipped topping 3-4 pints of fresh strawberries, chopped 12 small/medium mason jars or clear glass tumblers Strawberry Short (Cup) Cake Directions:  Crumble cake into each jar until it is about one third full. Add a layer of strawberries, a layer of whipped topping, and another layer … [Read more...]

Strawberry Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day

I have one Valentine's Day tradition; every year I make a heart-shaped, strawberry cake. They started out as cakes from box mixes. And then as my baking prowess progressed, I began trying my hand at "from scratch" recipes. This year, since cupcakes seem to be "all the rage", I thought I'd mix things up a bit and do strawberry cupcakes. As with most new ventures these days, my journey began on Pinterest. After pinning several ideas, I settled on two criteria: the cake part had to use fresh strawberries and there had to be a chocolate element. I settled on these cupcakes from Annie Eats, this frosting from Martha Stewart Living, and these chocolate filigree hearts also from Martha Stewart Living. What resulted was a moist, creamy, fresh tasting delicacy! The use of the fresh … [Read more...]