Devil’s Food Cupcakes with Strawberry Fluff Filling

I’m back, and I brought more Strawberry Fluff!  I think I might ask it to be my Valentine.

These rich Devil's Food cupcakes filled with Strawberry Fluff Cream are the perfect treat for your #Valentine!We could go for long walks on the beach, have picnics in the park, or snuggle up on the couch for a Netflix binge-fest.  The only thing that would come between us would be a spoon…  Or I could just fill some Devil’s Food cupcakes with it and then top them off with some Godiva Chocolate Liqueur spiked butter cream frosting.

Devil's Food cupcakes filled with Strawberry Fluff cream.  The perfect Valentine's Day treat!Yup.  Had to throw some booze in there.  What says “Will you be my Valentine?” better than some Godiva chocolate?  Ok, maybe some sparkly jewlery, but you can’t eat that with Strawberry Fluff.

To make these, bake a batch of your favorite Devil’s Food cupcakes.  I used the Pillsbury box mix, which made 18 appropriately sized cupcakes (ahem, Pillsbury).  After the cupcakes have cooled use a cupcake corer or a knife to remove a section from the center of each cupcake.  Next comes the Strawberry Fluff Cream Filling.

Strawberry Fluff Cream Filling  (adapted from I Heart Cuppycakes)

1-7.5 oz jar of Marshmallow Strawberry Fluff
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces, room temperature

In a large bowl, whisk the marshmallow cream and butter until smooth.  Transfer into pastry bag and squeeze into the center of each cupcake.  You can push the bits you removed back into the top or you can just eat them.  : )  Now it’s time for the frosting!

Godiva Chocolate Liqueur Butter Cream (adapted from Butter Cream Frosting II on allrecipes.com)

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners sugar
1/4 Godiva Chocolate Liqueur
3 tablespoons cocoa powder

Cream butter and shortening in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add all other ingredients and beat until well combined.  Luckily for Pillsbury this recipe makes just enough frosting for 18 cupcakes.  I like a lot of icing on my cupcakes, so you may be able to stretch this to cover 24 cupcakes depending on your frosting technique.

I topped these off with a strawberry marshmallow heart but you can decorate them any way you wish!

Devil's Food Cupcakes filled with creamy Strawberry Fluff filling!  Perfect for Valentine's Day!What’s your favorite cupcake filling?  I’d love to hear from you in the comments below!

 

 

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Strawberries and Cream Cupcakes

‘Tis the season for all things red and pink so I’ve hopped onto the bandwagon and made you some strawberries and cream cupcakes!

Sweet strawberry cupcakes stuffed with Lindt Lindor Strawberries and Cream Truffles!Even if you don’t like Valentine’s Day you’ll be sure to fall in love with these cupcakes.  Sweet strawberry cupcakes, frosting made with heavy cream AND a strawberries and cream truffle stuffed into the center?  Good stuff.

Strawberries and Cream CupcakesThese cupcakes are really easy to make!  Bake up a batch of your favorite strawberry cupcakes (I used a boxed mix) and a minute or two after you take them out of the oven unwrap a truffle and just push it down through the top of the cupcake.  I used Lindt Lindor Strawberries and Cream truffles but you could use white, milk or dark chocolate truffles too.  Any kind of chocolate + strawberries = yum.  Once the cupcakes have completely cooled, frost them with this:

Butter Cream Frosting (adapted from Butter Cream Frosting II on allrecipes.com)

Ingredients

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup shortening
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
5 cups confectioners sugar
1/3 cup heavy cream

Directions

Cream butter and shortening in a large bowl until light and fluffy.  Add all other ingredients and beat well.

Strawberries and Cream cupcakes with a surprise inside! Perfect for Valentine's Day! From Shake Bake and Party

St. Patrick’s Day Cupcakes

Are you looking for a easy, but totally festive dessert to make for St. Patrick’s Day?  Look no further!!

Super Simple St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Shake Bake and Party

Take a white boxed cake mix and prepare according to the directions on the box.  Before baking, add orange food coloring or gel paste until you reach the desired shade.  After the cupcakes have baked and cooled, whip up a batch of your favorite vanilla frosting (here’s mine!).  Pipe frosting onto cupcakes and garnish with the green candies of your choice.  I used Mint M&M’s, but you could just pick out the green ones from a plain bag, use Skittles, green Sixlets or even jellybeans since they are already popping up in the stores.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcakes | Shake Bake and Party

If you prefer a more liquid St. Paddy’s Day treat I have a few cocktails for you to check out!  There’s the Whipped Popsicle (it’s the perfect shade of green!), Summer Green Sangria, and the Drunken Irish Potato!  Everyone have fun and remember to drink responsibly this St. Patrick’s Day.  That means that for every cocktail you drink, you should also have a cupcake!

Easy St. Paddy's Day Cupcakes | Shake Bake and Party

Cupcakes Taste Better Than Gasoline

Exactly how does one become addicted to drinking gasoline?!?!???  I’m watching My Strange Addiction on TLC and I am completely baffled.  “I liked the way it smelled, so I decided to drink it… It didn’t taste good.”  No, really?!  Yet somehow now this chick is addicted to doing daily shots of the stuff.

I like the smell of some weird things.  Elmer’s Rubber Cement and Play-Doh (check out Play-Doh Cologne!!) to name a few.

Rubber Cement suicide
Rubber Cement suicide (Photo credit: Chapendra)

I don’t eat them though!! Okay, so ONE time in elementary school I licked a smelly marker – who hasn’t done that?  Point is – I didn’t do it AGAIN!  I don’t need to become a member of Marker Lickers Anonymous.  I need to know – how does trying something once and NOT liking it lead to becoming addicted to it?  More importantly, where does TLC find these people?!

Sigh.

Here’s one of my addictions…

Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!!  You can get the recipe I used here.  I bought a package of Pepperidge Farm Snickerdoodle cookies and cut into triangles for the decoration.  This has to be one of the most delicious cupcake recipes ever, and it uses boxed cake mix so it’s super easy!

If you ever get the urge to drink some gasoline, try one of these instead.