Vanilla Madeleines Filled With Fresh Raspberry Mousse

Vanilla-Madeleines-With-Raspberry-FillingVanilla Madeleines filled with fresh, tart, raspberry mousse and delicately topped with whipped dark chocolate ganache.  Take these simple french tea cakes to the next level.  I promise you won’t stop eating them!

Simply put, french pastries are awesome.  There are so many different kinds it’s pretty amazing.  You have the Tarte au Citron.  The Chocolate Eclair.  The Macaron (which I have yet to master).  I could go on for probably forever, but at the top of my list of favorites is the simple little delicate cookie daintily named the Madeleine.  Even the name is beautiful.  So beautiful that children are named after this gorgeous little cookie.  Actually, I’m pretty sure Madeleine is derived from Magdalene, but if I was a new mommy again I would name her after a cookie.  No regrets.

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White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cupcakes

white chocolate Raspberry cupcakes

Decadent White Chocolate Raspberry Mousse Cupcakes for your sweetheart!  Luscious raspberry mousse fill these tender white chocolate cupcakes.  Lovingly frosted with a super light and airy vanilla butter cream and topped with tart raspberry icing.

My husband and I have never really been one’s to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  Number one, we have a rambunctious 3 year old and a wee 9 month old.  It’s a little hard to get away for a romantic evening.  Also, its kind of difficult to get in the “mood” when you have dried poop in your hair.  (Not even exaggerating there.  It’s happened to me not once.  Twice.)

Number 2, my birthday falls on the 13th.  My husband totally lucked out on that one.  My birthday kind of cancels out the day devoted to cheap candy and cheesy love cards.  Which is fine with me…I like to celebrate my birth more than Valentine’s Day.  As long as I get a little bit of that cheap candy.

white chocolate raspberry cupcakes

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