Red Velvet Caramel Slice

Red Velvet Caramel SliceThe iconic caramel slice redressed for Valentine’s Day with a chewy red velvet base, a dreamy caramel center, and topped with dark chocolate, chopped white chocolate, and cute little red heart sprinkles.  This Red Velvet Caramel Slice is way better than a box of chocolates!

Red Velvet Caramel SliceI know lots of people don’t particularly look forward to the dreaded V-Day.  Let’s look at the perks though.  Chocolate.  Red Velvet. Cheap cutesy pink and red candies.  Champagne.  Oh, and chocolate.  I know I mentioned chocolate already, but…chocolate.  I like Valentine’s because it distracts my brain from realizing my birthday was the day before and now I’m one year older.  Ughh.  It helps to gorge on copious amounts of champagne and sweets.  Which is why I’m excited to dig into this huge slice of Red Velvet Caramel Slice.

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Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes

Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Champagne Frosting - www.yummycrumble.comRomantic Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes for Valentine’s Day!  Divine devil’s food cake cupcakes frosted with bright pink raspberry champagne frosting and topped with fresh raspberries and a raspberry champagne glaze.

Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes with Raspberry Champagne Frosting - www.yummycrumble.comLet’s talk about romance for a minute.  In my tweens, I pictured love to be just like the movies.  You know, the romantic comedies where the female lead accidentally runs into the handsome man.  She spills her coffee on his shirt while their dogs get tangled in each others leashes.  They laugh.  He whisks her off to Paris for a shopping spree.  Then it’s candles, chocolate, and Barry White 24/7.  Oh, and these Chocolate Raspberry Champagne Cupcakes.  Definitely these cupcakes. Because these cupcakes have raspberry champagne glaze, and that is totally romance.

Every now and then my husband and I reminisce about how we met.  The mysterious band guy messages the silly college girl online.  They laugh.  He whisks her off to Super Walmart in his big white band van on a grocery spree.  Now it’s giggling, chocolate, and Ella Fitzgerald 24/7.  Oh, and dirty diapers.  But I wouldn’t trade my romantic comedy for anything, because I’m deeply in love with my best friend.  Well, maybe nix the dirty diapers. 🙂

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Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes

Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes - www.yummycrumble.comNutella Strawberry Cupcakes baked with a thick swirl of Nutella right in the batter.  Topped with sweet strawberry buttercream and a Nutella dipped Strawberry.  I’m falling in love!

Seriously guys.  Look at these cupcakes.  Someone needs to make Nutella dipped strawberries the universal symbol for love.  Are you with me?  If the strawberry dripping with melted Nutella doesn’t catch your eye, well then you’re a weirdo.  Now I’m definitely a dark chocolate fiend at heart.  I can chug a bowl of chocolate ganache if the challenge presents itself, but there is just something so comforting and indulgent about Nutella that get’s me going.  So to keep this post G-rated, lets talk about these Nutella Strawberry Cupcakes before I get carried away 🙂

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Valentine’s Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies

Valentines Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comValentine’s Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies for your sweetheart!  Soft sugar cookies swirled with fluffy pink strawberry buttercream frosting and sprinkled with miniature heart sprinkles.  Let the swooning begin!

Valentines Strawberry Lofthouse Cookies - www.yummycrumble.comI don’t know about you guys, but every stinking time I go grocery shopping , those crazy puffy magical Lofthouse cookies mysteriously appear on the checkout belt.  Does anyone else have this problem?  I just smile at the cashier and say,

“Oops! My kids must have dropped them in the cart, but since you’ve already scanned them I guess I’ll keep ’em.  Darn.”

“But Ma’am, they’ve been opened and there are three cookies missing.”

“What?  That’s so strange.  My son can’t ever wait until we get home…”

“Ma’am, you have frosting on your forehead.”

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Dark Chocolate Cupcakes With Whipped Chocolate Ganache

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Perfectly sinful deep dark chocolate cupcakes with whipped chocolate ganache.  Grab a cup of milk because these are super rich and super chocolaty! 

 So let’s get back to what matters in this world.  Chocolate.  Yes, I know…You’re thinking this is just another recipe for boring chocolate cupcakes.  Let me just say, this is chocolate people!  Chocolate is awesome!

Sorry, this is a sensitive subject for me.  I get a little passionate sometimes.

These are definitely not boring.  They taste like the moist center of a dark chocolate brownie, but ingeniously packed into a little cupcake.  That, ladies and gentlemen is enough to get me giddy and ready to bake!   Chocolate ganache is  whipped into a lovely light frosting to give the perfect amount of sweet and fluffy texture in each bite.  Even though I’m raving about how rich these are, they won’t suffocate your face with chocolate flavor.  You can have one without milk and still breathe.  Although, suffocation by chocolate sounds awesome.  But that’s me.

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