Hey there everyone,
So the Valentine's Day weekend is upon us and since I am watching my calories, I decided to make a desert that is already portioned out in a way. That way I can spread it out for a few days and eat it with coffee as I normally do have a small desert with it anyway. We cannot have a Valentine's Day without a romantic desert! Completely unacceptable! Even when trying to loose weight.The first thing that popped up in my head where of course cupcakes :).
Now, because I love cooking and baking in general, I have a cupboard that I dedicate solely for my baking supplies. I always have it stocked with all sorts of baking ingredients. So when I feel creative or I'm craving something in particular I can always pull out the stuff I need and start baking.
The recipe I'm sharing with you is very VERY simple. I wanted to make something simple yet yummy and indulgent, so last night after dinner I came up with these. I didn't follow an exact recipe ....I just kind of improvised and used what I already had in my kitchen as I often do. I made this with my son Dali. He enjoys cooking with me ....pretty much no matter what I'm making. Needless to say last night he ended up stuffing his face with 3 cupcakes ....these where THAT good!
- 1 Red Velvet cake mix box. I used Betty Crocker brand but you can use any brand you like, I just had that one on hand so I used it. Follow the directions on the box as far as the ingredients and cooking time are concerned. I followed it exactly and the only thing I added extra besides the usual eggs, oil and water ingredients was a 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips.
- I topped/decorated mine with fresh sliced strawberries and sprinkle of fine coconut flakes .....but you can pretty much do anything you want when it comes to decorating cupcakes....so again do whatever you like or decorate each of them differently :).
So there you go :). Have a happy and delicious Valentine's Day!