So I am not a big fan of Valentine’s Day. It is a Hallmark holiday and I refuse to celebrate it. This year I decided, as I was celebrating home alone because my fiance was working, to make cupcakes. A familiar and popular treat on Valentine’s day, chocolate covered strawberries, so I combined that into a cupcake! I had seen a recipe for strawberry flavored cupcakes, flavored with strawberry jello. Then, to add in the Ghiradelli chocolate mousse, I used my handy dandy cupcake corer (best invention ever!) and put the chocolate mousse into a bag to squirt into the opening.
What is better together than strawberries and chocolate? Strawberry and chocolate mousse cupcakes, on Valentine’s Day, that’s what!
Here is what the cupcakes looked like with the cores taken out before putting in the chocolate mousse:
For the frosting, I used a vanilla buttercream to decorate with hearts and xo’s, and to add another flavor level. As I stated before, I do not like Valentine’s day, but this past year, I became a fan of Valentine’s Day cupcakes! I cannot wait to plan my next Valentine’s cupcake in only a few months! (Yes I know, I am way behind on my posts).
Here is what they looked like!