Beautiful And Delicious Valentine's Day Cakes And Cupcakes. Discover the best red velvet cake recipe, hear cake tutorials, and so much more!
Valentine's Day has become such a "commercial" holiday, much like Christmas, that many people feel they need to buy the most expensive gifts and do outlandish stunts for their special someone. Why not change all that this year and give them something from the heart!
It's really all about celebrating the love you share with someone and letting them know how much you care and appreciate them. Sometimes days, weeks, even months go by without saying these words so **Valentin's Day is a day to express yourself!**
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Scroll through this page... and discover how easy it can be to make him or her a beautiful and simple Valentine's Day Cake or Valentine's Day cupcakes. Not only will they look amazing but we'll provide you with the right tools to make them taste delicious too.
If you're lookind to make something really unique this Valentines day then you must try thus delicious vanilla cake that has a red velvet heart when sliced into it. Makes a romantic surprise for anyone!
Here are the complete step-by-step instructions to make this delicious and simple vanilla heart cake for Valentines Day they'll be excited and surprise when they cut the cake to find a a beautiful red heart in the middle!
Valentine's Day wouldn't be what it is today without indulging in a little (or a lot!) of rich, sweet chocolate! From chocolate hearts to chocolate covered cookies, this should be something on the top of your list.
If you're thinking about doing some nice chocolate covered strawberries there's really no need to go out and buy them from someone who makes them from say a specialty store. They will charge you an arm and a leg, especially because it's Valentine's Day. You can do this yourself very easily!
Go to your nearest grocery store and buy a large pack of strawberries and some chocolate bars. When you get home, wash your strawberries and set them aside to dry. Break up your chocolate bar into pieces and place in a metal bowl and microwave on LOW for about two minutes, constantly stiring. When all the chips have melted, dip each strawberry so that half, or most of the strawberry is covered in chocolate and place on a sheet of parchment paper to dry.
You can cover almost any fruit in chocolate, it doesn't always have to be strawberries, and not always are strawberries in season so use these other delicious fruits for your next chocolate dessert... *Chocolate covered bananas*
*Chocolate covered apples*
*Chocolate covered orange pieces*
*Chocolate covered grapes*
*Chocolate covered crackers*
*Chocolate covered melon balls*
You can also take it to the next step and plan a romantic chocolate fondue with your special loved one. You will need all the same fruits as mentioned above, sliced into slivers or cubes. You will need to have a fondue pot or some sort of pot that will melt chocolate and keep it warm enough to stay melted but not to burn it. Have a nice display of skewars for your fruit and let the dipping begin!
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If you're feeling stuck for ideas on making a Valentine's Day cake then check out these great pictures that will hopefully inspire you.
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Red velvet seems to be the most popular type of dessert when it comes to Valentine's Day. It's a legendary ruby colored red velvet cake that's almost always paired with heavenly rich cream cheese frosting.
This cake is elegant and moist and if you love chocolate cake then you'll love this cake. Pair it up with a nice platter of chocolate covered strawberries and you've got yourself the perfect Valentine's Day dessert
Red Velvet Cupcake Recipe
1 stick butter, softened 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 ounces red food coloring 2 Tablespoons cocoa (heaping) 1 cup buttermilk 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon baking soda
3 Tablespoons flour 1 cup milk 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup butter
Red Velvet Cake Directions:
1. In a larger mixer bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
3. In another bowl, mix red food coloring and cocoa until cocoa is completely dissolved. Add to the creamed mixture.
4. Mixing on low speed, add buttermilk and flour alternately, beginning and ending with flour. Mix well but do not over-beat to ensure a light fluffy cake.
5. Add vanilla flavoring, mix well.
6. Blend the baking soda into the batter.
7. Transfer into two floured and greased 9 inch round cake pans.
8. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven for 25-30 minutes. Cool.
1. Blend into a small saucepan the 3 tablespoons of flour and the cup of milk. Add the milk to the flour slowly, avoiding lumps.
2. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture resembles glue.
3. Cool completely.
4. Cream together sugar, butter, and vanilla until fluffy.
5. Add to cooked mixture. Beat, high speed, until very fluffy. Frost cooled cake.
Don't feel like making the one you love a cake for Valentines Day? Then why not make her some cute and delicious cupcakes instead! Create beautiful cupcakes with deep reds, pinks, vanilla and chocolates. There's a lot of sweet candies that come out this time of year to get creative! Even the most simple cupcakes with a heart-shaped chocolate on top can be the best!
Don't have any ideas? Well here's some pictures of Valentines Day Cupcakes that will hopefully inspire you to make some of them!
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