These whimsical cupcakes have it all! Chopped white chocolate and tart dried cranberries baked right in the luscious cupcake base, swirled lemon cream cheese frosting, and sparkling cranberries glistening on the top. It’s my favorite Starbucks holiday treat in a cupcake!
Santa Clause hit on me.
Ok, so not Santa Clause, but a fat (and a little too jolly) 65 year old man with a white beard. Let’s just say I was very uncomfortable and wanted to duck my head into the neck of my sweater and never return. Even the check out girl asked “Did that just happen?” I replied with “Yes, it did. Do you happen to sell rape whistles next to the gum?” So now I have proof that at 32 with 2 kids and 10 years of marriage under my belt, I still “got it”. At least to perverted old men. Find another chimney Santa!
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.
Welcome to Alfajor Cupcakes part deux. A few weeks ago I made Chocolate Alfajor Cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting swirled with dulce de leche. They were, to put it lightly…to die for. So, just to make sure I’m covering all bases, I baked some white chocolate ones. Truth be told, there are some people out there that don’t LIKE chocolate. Craziness. They prefer white, which I affectionately call naked chocolate. Pair naked chocolate with dulce de leche and I’m sold.
I found a recipe for white chocolate cupcakes from The Curvy Carrot, which boasted to give a moist cupcake with ultimate white chocolate flavor. It was exactly what I was looking for. I wanted to make sure when eaten, it was unmistakably a white chocolate cupcake and not vanilla. I crumbled some of my favorite Alfajor cookies (these were dipped in white chocolate) and baked them right in the batter. The Alfajor cookies can be found on Gaucho Direct. Even if you aren’t planning on making these cupcakes, get some Alfajores. You won’t be disappointed. They rock. The frosting is simple and easy, made with tons of dulce de leche. To make a stiffer frosting just add a little more sugar than the recipe calls for. It comes out fluffy and caramely and just plain yummy.