I know, I know, I’ve said it a gazillion times, I don’t really do the girly pink thing for Valentine’s Day. Having two 8-year old girls in the house over Valentine’s Day weekend quickly changed things. My friend’s daughter, Lexi, and her friend were with us this weekend which compelled me to get in touch with my girly, glittery, and pink loving side.
For breakfast I indulged them in pink, heart-shaped pancakes which evoked little 8-year-old squeals and lots of photos on their iPods. We did the whole shopping, lunch, and picking out Valentines thing and I decided that I couldn’t let the weekend pass by without making them a sweet and yes, girly Valentine’s Day dessert. At first I thought I might do something delicious and simple like my No Bake Cookies, but then I decided to really go with the holiday theme.
I have made this recipe for Red Velvet Cake countless times. It’s adapted from the New York Times, and in my opinion, is one of the best Red Velvet recipes out there. Instead of making a traditional cake or cupcakes, I thought I’d jazz up this sweet treat by layering slices of cupcake with cream cheese frosting in my favorite Weck Tulip Jars. Finishing them off with a sprinkling of pink and red heart-shaped candies gave them a swoon-worthy finish.
Whether you’re baking for 8-year olds or your sweetheart, I’m fairly certain that just about anyone will fall head over heels for Red Velvet Cupcakes in a Jar.