When I say that I am a food blogger, people often ask if I go all out for holidays. They are always confused when I say no. See the thing is, I usually begin planning holiday posts at least a month in advance. When the actual holiday rolls around, I’m usually pretty over it. Then, when days like Valentine’s day hit, I get a sense of mom guilt and stay up until 3 am cursing myself for deciding to make ridiculously labor intensive homemade Valentines 8 hours before the kids have school. This happens every. single. year.
This year I vow to not allow this happen. I have already figured out what I am going to make via pinterest, and purchased the candy….twice. Bags of Twix Bars should be illegal in my house. I have marked my calendar so that I actually make the Valentines in advance, but not too far in advance as they will probably stand no chance against my sneaky kids.
As for actual treats for my family that say “I love you”, well they got to enjoy them after I photographed them. Which is why I am posting this. I can refer back to this post and show them that they actually already got their treats!
My kids were pretty excited about these cupcakes. They always ask me to buy those boxed creme filled cupcakes at the store, and of course, I always say no. Honestly, I never really liked them as a kid, which is why I waited until now to make them. The homemade version however is absolutely delicious. A rich chocolate cupcake, filled with vanilla bean creme, and topped with a smooth chocolate ganache will rock your world, or your tastebuds.
So, if you are looking to say “I love you” to someone special by way of their stomach, this recipe is it. Add some cute little heart sprinkles and you are ready to celebrate!