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Mounds Valentine’s Day Cupcakes

Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate love, right? What better way to celebrate than with Dark Chocolate cupcakes filled with a delicious coconut filling and topped with unbelievable Dark Chocolate Frosting? Yea – I thought that would get your attention. See, people talk back, make you mad and hurt your feelings. Chocolate on the other hand… Chocolate is a friend indeed. No matter what chocolate is there for you – to comfort you, to brighten your day and to help you get over that someone who broke your heart.

Think of the one thing you’re most passionate about. These Mounds Cupcakes take that passion and intensify it times infinity – seriously. Whether it’s your job, your family, your car or your dog – these will make you love them all the more. Totally delicious and a lot easier than you may think.
To get started you need a box of dark chocolate fudge cake mix. Feel free to make your own from scratch if you want, but I use a box of Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge cake mix – it gets the job done. Prepare the mix, line your cupcake pan with liners and fill halfway. Follow the directions for the cupcakes. Mounds-Valentines-Day-Cupcakes111
While the cupcakes are baking prepare the Mounds filling *(recipe below – adapted from here)* and the dark chocolate frosting *(again, below – adapted from here)*. You’ll want to set them in the fridge to cool off while you’re waiting for the cupcakes.

When the cupcakes are done baking allow them to cool and score (cut x’s) into the center top of the cupcakes. Cut as far down as possible without going through to the lining.

Fill the newly formed holes with the coconut filling and then top with the dark chocolate frosting. The frosting will be thin so it’s more like pouring it (unless you add lots of powdered sugar). Chill them overnight to let the frosting set, or sit down with your cupcakes and indulge as much as necessary to feel the love of Valentine’s Day 🙂 They also make great gifts and treats if you’re spending the day with someone special.
Mounds Valentine’s Day Cupcake Filling & Frosting
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Amber
  • [b]For the Filling:
  • [/b]
  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 cups (1 can) of coconut milk[br]
  • [b]For the Frosting:[/b]
  • 1 cup powdered sugar + more to reach desired consistency
  • 1 bag dark chocolate chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup canned evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  1. [b]For the Filling:[/b][br]
  2. Bring coconut and milk to a simmer over medium heat.
  3. Sift together the sugar and cornstarch then add to milk mixture.
  4. Stir the filling mixture continuously until it thickens; store uncovered in the refrigerator until ready to use.
  5. [br]
  6. [b]For the Frosting:[/b]
  7. Combine everything but the sugar in a microwave safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 40 seconds. Stir
  8. Return to the microwave for 20 more seconds.
  9. Remove the bowl (carefully) from the microwave and stir in sugar. Combine well, adding more sugar to reach your desired consistency.
  10. Stir in the fridge until you’re ready to use.

Valentines Day Recipes Kids: Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie

ice cream cookie


   Valentines Day Recipes  for Kids

I love to make memories with my children and thus we started a whole cooking with kids series on my original website Madame . We made a whole section with tons of recipes kids can make we called it Valentines Day Recipes Kids. I found the experiment to be fun and rewarding this year I decided to expand on the experiment. I let the children pick out the items that we would use to create our Valentine’s day recipes . We walked around the store three times. Then we decided on what we wanted to include in our recipe. We wanted something we didn’t have to bake. We wanted something that was easy to make and easier to clean up and most importantly it had to taste great. This is what we came up with the Strawberry Short Cake Ice Cream Cookie!

ice cream cookie



Box of Ice Cream Cookies

Strawberry Ice Cream topping

Whip cream

Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie

Place the ice cream sandwich on a plate. Then add a layer of sliced strawberries.



Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie

Next add a layer of the strawberry Ice cream topping.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie

Finally, add the whip topping and a strawberry on the top. This can be complete rather quickly and the children just love it. I could also be convinced that adding chocolate sauce would make this recipe more divine.

Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie


Valentines Day Recipes Kids: Strawberry Ice Cream Cookie
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Amee
Prep time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Cake
  • ngredients:
  • Strawberries
  • Box of Ice Cream Cookies
  • Strawberry Ice Cream topping
  • Whip cream
  1. Place the ice cream cookie on the plate
  2. Then slice strawberries
  3. Place the sliced strawberry on top of the cookies
  4. Then place a scoop of strawberry ice cream treat on top of the cookie
  5. Finally top with the whip cream[url href=””][img src=”×682.jpg” alt=”” width=”470″ height=”313″ class=”alignnone size-large wp-image-2477″][/url]


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Baked Ham Recipes


Baked Ham recipes

This is a great resources for Baked Ham Recipes. I will admit to loving ham. I can’t tell you how many times I have made a ham just so I can have the left overs. I

This is my Ham Butt recipe. The best thing is the butt is so cheap and it does taste good! This is just one of my easy recipes. I love to put the pineapples in between the layers when I cook the ham. I buy an already cooked version of ham. Then I heat it up it is about 10 minutes per pound. I use the juice from the pinapple and 1/4 cup of brown sugar to glaze the ham. I will tell you I brush on the glaze prior to cooking and then I place foil over the ham for the duration of the cooking process. It usually takes about 2 hours to reheat a ham. I get a large one because I just love ham leftover recipes. Like a great harvest salad or this great sweet and savory ham sandwhich recipe.

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Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Recipe

Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Recipe

Gluten Free Peppermint Bark Recipe

Do you need a gluten free holiday treat? Well, I did since my husband is gluten free. I wanted something that was quick and easy to make. I needed something that looked pretty and tasted great. I also wanted something the kids could help me with. This gluten free peppermint bark was the answer and it takes just minutes to make. Continue reading

Breakfast Quiche Recipe

Breakfast Quiche Recipe

breakfast quiche recipe

I love a great breakfast quiche recipe. I love them even more because you can make several and freeze them. You can freeze them before you cook them or after. I usually cook mine so I do not have to deal with trying to freeze liquid. Then you just thaw the quiche out and cook it covered with foil for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees. If it is still frozen you will have to put it in the oven 350 degrees for about 40 minutes. I keep checking to make sure it is hot and then I take it out.

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