There’s a lot of love in the Sock Box 10 household but that’s another story. Today it’s all about Valentine’s Day treats. I’ve taken 3 recipes that you’ve already seen, or maybe not, and I’ve given them a lusty amount of LOVE. Versatile recipes are a must in any kitchen, so get ready for some red and pink and sprinkles!
Valentine’s Day Recipe Roundup
Sour Cream Cake by Mary Beth
The Sour Cream Cake by Mary Beth is a recipe that takes any flavored box cake mix and transforms it into a moist and delectable treat. The cup of sour cream and the altered quantities of eggs and oil make the perfect cake and for today, cupcakes for Valentine’s Day. I used a red velvet cake mix and as you can see the color is perfect. I used a cream cheese frosting and found that recipe on the blog, Sally’s Baking Addiction. You can find the frosting recipe here. I cut the recipe in half and it covered 24 cupcakes and a little 6 X 3 cake I made with the excess batter. It was cute!
Caramel Pecan Turtles
The Caramel Pecan Turtles is another recipe by my sister Mary Beth (#1). This is a recipe I featured during the holidays, leading up to Christmas. I’m showing the picture above because of the baking cups I used. I wanted red so I cut down my cupcake baking cups and they were perfect for the turtles. I cut approximately 4 baking cups at a time and it was easy! So you can see, this is a recipe that can be made with your preferred color, matching the season or event. Another cute!
I couldn’t decide between red or pink, so I went with the red chocolate. I think it looks good with the dark. I know some of you will be getting a box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day, but there is something about caramel in a chunk that makes them so good. I promise, after you check out the post with my nephew, you’ll for sure want to try them if you haven’t already. Move over Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company.
I hate to play favorites, but sugar cookies and this particular Sugar Cookie Recipe have got to be one of my faves! They’re so simple and at the same time gratifying. I really believe that every season should be celebrated with a sugar cookie. Just sayin’.
I’m a long way from perfecting royal icing, so for this post, I stuck with my tried and true butter and powdered sugar recipe. You really can’t go wrong. Who wouldn’t love to receive a plate of heart shaped sugar cookies? The Best!
Well, I hope you are inspired to create a little bit of your own sweetness for your valentine. As you can see, it’s not difficult to change up a recipe to fit the occasion and it all begins with a first-rate recipe.
What’s your favorite treat to make for Valentine’s Day? If you have school-aged children, what will you be making? Please consider leaving a comment below.
Thanks for stopping by, Rose