Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes

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These Strawberry Cupcakes are soft, fluffy, moist and deliciously strawberry! There are pieces of chopped strawberry in the cupcake and pureed strawberries in the icing. No artificial flavor here - all flavor and color is from fresh strawberries. Yum! I've been wanting to give a makeover to the strawberry cupcakes I did back when I first started the blog. While delicious, I felt they could be even better! And since I've been on a mission recently to make the perfect vanilla cupcake (have you seen the picture of all the cupcakes on instagram?), I decided this was the perfect time. Plus, it's springtime. Well, kind of. Spring doesn't really seem to want to stick around. My vanilla cupcake will be coming your way soon, but first I just had to share these strawberry cupcakes. They are a … [Read more...]

Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups

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These Mini Strawberry Cheesecake Cookie Cups are little bites of heaven! A soft and chewy cookie filled with a no-bake cheesecake filling. They're even tastier than I had pictured in my mind. I love it when that happens! :) Yesterday was a crazy travel day! I'm in Salt Lake City for the Build Your Blog Conference hosted by the sisters of Six Sister's Stuff this weekend and I couldn't be more excited! Getting here was not easy though! I had a flight delayed, which was going to make me miss my connection. So I changed flights and decided to go through Philadelphia rather than Houston, TX. I figured if I was potentially going to get stranded somewhere, Philly would be best since my mom just happens to be working there this week. I ended up with a canceled flight, then a new flight, which was then … [Read more...]

Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake

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This Layered Red Velvet Cheesecake Bundt Cake is the perfect red velvet cake! Perfectly moist and tasty, the cheesecake swirl layered in it makes it even tastier! Red velvet + cheesecake = match made in heaven. But before I dive into the recipe, I must tell you about what happened when shopping with the hubs this weekend. Nothing ground breaking, but he always manages to surprise me - and make me laugh. :) We were running a marathon of errands. And no errand run would be complete without a trip to Target. Is it even possible to walk out of Target without buying something you didn’t go in planning to buy? Nope! Especially with that little section near the door where you can always find super cute sprinkles for $1. For once, I’d almost made it! BUT! As the hubs and I are walking through the … [Read more...]

Red Velvet Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

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Red Velvet cupcakes are a classic - especially with a delicious cream cheese frosting. And these cupcakes are super moist and stay that way for a number of days! I didn't really grow up eating red velvet cupcakes, despite growing up in the south. But the last few years, since diving into the sweets world, I've known a few people that are BIG fans. One them being a co-worker of mine. Last summer I think it was, we were in D.C. for work. We had some downtime and found ourselves on the same road where Georgetown Cupcakes and Sprinkles Cupcakes are. Being the crazy cake fan I am, I ended up with like 15 cupcakes to sample. I LOVE trying different flavors and comparing. And believe it or not, we hit the stores at just the right time - no lines! Seeing that I didn't grow up eating red velvet, I … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars

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So I'm on a bit of a strawberry kick after making the Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow. I've always been a strawberry fan and pink is the perfect Valentine's Day color! It's the perfect color for any occasion actually. My favorite way to eat a strawberry cake is with cream cheese icing, hands downs. But I didn't want a cake. I wanted a bar. They're a bit more portable. So today I bring you Strawberry Cream Cheese Bars. And they are just what I wanted them to be. Soft. Chewy. Pink. Strawberry. Cream Cheese-y. Sprinkle-y. And very easy to make. You start with by mixing the ever fabulous strawberry cake mix with melted butter and milk. Press half of it into the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan. You may think you won't have enough to cover the bottom of the pan, but you will. Trust … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Strawberries and Cream Puppy Chow

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I am so in love with this puppy show. It tastes awesome and is SO addicting! It's adorable and totally festive for Valentine's Day. It's easy to make and inexpensive. AND, as far as sweet treats go, it's fairly guilt free. Does it get any better? The day I took pictures of this beautiful puppy chow, the hubs was helping me out holding some things. I was all focused on my pictures, when I hear crunching. I look up at him and he's smiling and stuffing his face. He was in love. He declared that people were going to "love this stuff." That night we had some friends over and it didn't stand a chance. Gone. He was even happier at that point because he was right. Can you be right though if I never disagreed? Oh well, I'll let him have it. ;) And I'm so in love with the little boxes I put it in. … [Read more...]

Recipe and Tutorial: Red Velvet Cheesecake Pops

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These Red Velvet Cheesecake Pops are a bite size version of the Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. A ball of cheesecake covered in red velvet cake. Does is get any better than that? Truth be told, my favorite cheesecake from there is the Fresh Banana Cream. I am a banana flavor kid all the way. But ever since I found Bakerella's Red Velvet Cake Recipe I have been more of a red velvet fan. And I have always been a lover of cheesecake. So to me, these pops are the perfect treat of two amazing things covered in white chocolate (which is my preferred chocolate - naturally, since it's the least nutritious of the chocolate options). Here's how to make them: [amd-zlrecipe-recipe:76] As always, thanks for reading!   … [Read more...]