The Ultimate Sweetheart Red Velvet Cupcakes

These ultimate sweetheart red velvet cupcakes are an extra special dessert perfect for Valentine’s Day or another special occasion. With rich red velvet cupcakes as the base and sweet, fluffy cream cheese frosting, these cupcakes are sure to delight. Homemade candy decorations make them even more special.

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Strawberry Crunch Cupcakes

Strawberry cupcakes are kicked up a notch with delightfully fluffy strawberry icing and a crunchy topping. These nostalgic strawberry crunch cupcakes capture all the flavors of a strawberry shortcake ice cream bar. Their pretty pink color makes them the perfect Valentine’s Day cupcake or a great treat for a baby shower or any other fun pink occasion. 

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Santa Belt Cupcakes #ChristmasSweetsWeek

Chocolate cupcakes are topped with red tinted, homemade butter cream frosting. With a black frosted belt, a yellow fondant buckle, and two mini chocolate chip buttons- these Santa Belt Cupcakes are the most adorable Christmas-themed dessert to celebrate any occasion with.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with ChristmasSweetsWeek. I received product samples from sponsor companies to aid in the creation of the ChristmasSweetsWeek recipes. All opinions are mine alone.

Santa Belt Cupcakes

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Old Fashioned Chocolate Church Cake #SummerDessertWeek

Cake never gets old, and chocolate cake is timeless. This Old Fashioned Chocolate Church Cake was a part of many of my memories growing up. It’s a delicious dessert, just begging to be a part of your family suppers too.

This post and recipe was created for #SummerDessertWeek! I was sent samples by some of the sponsor companies but as always opinions are 100% mine.

Old Fashioned Chocolate Church Cake

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Boozy Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Buttercream

A good cupcake recipe is a must have. Kick the box mix to the curb, and make an adult version of the favorite dessert with these Boozy Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Buttercream. Chocolate, vanilla liqueur & coffee infused cupcakes are topped with an Oreo cookie and cream butter cream frosting. It’s the perfect adult flavored dessert.

Boozy Chocolate Coffee Cupcakes with Oreo Cookie Buttercream

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Salted Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila Lime Buttercream Frosting

When it comes to Cupcakes these Salted Margarita Cupcakes with Tequila combined the best of both worlds, booze and baking!

Margarita Cupcakes

I can’t believe that Spring is in full swing! Makes me get super excited for Summer. This warm weather makes me want all the cool drinks and desserts, and that starts with these Salted Margarita Cupcakes!
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Cranberry Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Warm, cozy cranberry eggnog flavored cupcakes are topped with a light and fluffy spiced white chocolate buttercream. With a little bit of magic in every bite– these Cranberry Eggnog Cupcakes with Spiced White Chocolate Buttercream Frosting are a perfect way to savor the season of Christmas with every bite.

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Apple Butter Cupcakes With Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese Frosting

Despite the detailed name, these Apple Butter Cupcakes With Cinnamon Apple Cream Cheese Frosting are surprisingly simple to whip up. Soft & moist apple butter flavored cupcakes are topped with a fluffy, whipped cinnamon apple cream cheese frosting. It’s the perfect cupcake for Fall.

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A Birthday & A Review

Where the heck does all the time keep going?! Son # 2 just turned the big 1-4. He’s our sensitive one. For several years now he hasn’t been interested in big parties or too much ‘ado’ on his day. He’s a creature of habit and prefers to keep things simple, and the same. Birthday dinner is always Philly cheese-steak subs, Mom made of course. His party is usually just family and one friend, his closest. This year we followed all his request, except for one that never came. Each and every birthday we work together, brain-storming until we come up with some new, neat cake design for one of the coolest of kids on his ‘day’. This year, it was like pulling teeth. No ideas, no wants. None. I admit, I was stumped too. Finally, FINALLY, he decided he wanted a plain cake, but he wanted something a little different than what he normally had. For son # 2 to step out of his ‘box’ is huge. A friend had recently told me about a new frosting made by cool whip. She said it was delicious, and had a lot less sugar than the regular stuff. The son heard and wanted to give the chocolate one a go. I was skeptical, but we bought a tub and went with it.


Cool Whip’s new frosting line is the real deal. Creamy, and oh-so sweet, but better for you too! It may be a ‘lighter’ option, but it’s still full of flavor. The best of both worlds! I was happy. The son was happy. And so was everyone at the party, who all wanted to know the secret of the incredible frosting. The secret was, this is perhaps the only store-bought frosting that tastes better (yes, you read that right), better than homemade. By a landslide. If you haven’t tried it yet, put it on your to-do list. Scratch that. You need to bake a cake. Today. While it cools, get to your local grocer’s and grab a tub of Cool Whip frosting. Reward yourself (we should get a reward for trying new things, right?) with a hearty slice of Cool Whip frosted cake. Or you could go the son’s route. He bought another tub with some of his birthday money. Over the next 24 hours he proceeded to eat the entire thing, from the tub, with a spoon. It’s that good. I think I’ve finally found his kryptanite. I’m thinking, ‘Will do chores, without complain, for more Cool Whip frosting.’ Thank you Cool Whip for taking the guess work out of good, quality whipped frosting.

Our big birthday boy

The b.b. was particularly pleased with the other ‘spread’ at his party, as well. Good food, the age-old way to any man’s heart. These chicken & waffle sliders were his absolute favorite. An entire platter disappeared in under 5 minutes. If only the queso dip would have gone that quickly!

Happy, Happy Birthday my sweet boy. We love you and the wonderful young man you’re growing into.

**I was not compensated for this post. These are my opinions and my opinions alone. I was not required to write a positive feature and was not influenced in any way.**