Love is in the Air: Red Velvet French Toast

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what a better way to celebrate than to create the perfect, romantic brunch item: Red Velvet French Toast! This recipe serves one or two people, perfect for an intimate breakfast with the person you love! Of course, you can always double or triple the recipe to serve at a party. A lot of people don’t know this, but the flavor “red velvet” isn’t just vanilla with red food coloring (and no, “red” is not a flavor). “Red velvet” cake is actually a chocolate cake with vanilla, buttermilk, and red food coloring. There are many different accounts on how “red velvet” was created, but my favorite version is that back in the olden days, the cocoa powder turned a red color combined with buttermilk in a cake. This chocolate cake wasn’t brown like we know chocolate cake to be today, but red. Nowadays to recreate that red colored chocolate cake, we add in red dye for that signature bright red look.

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Earthy, Sour, Sweet: Matcha Raspberry Almond Microwave Mug Cake

Sometimes you just feel adventurous. You just want to try something new. Vanilla, chocolate, or other safe flavors won’t do. You just want something with a perfect balance of flavors: a little earthy, a little sour, a little sweet. Well I have just the thing for you, a Matcha Raspberry Almond Microwave Mug Cake. I must say this one is exceptionally large, so I would recommend being either very hungry or sharing it with someone who’s worthy (after all, sharing is caring!).

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And Now, An Individual Serving of Coconut: Coconut Microwave Mug Cake

With the Coconut Lime Piecaken and the Coconut Chocolate Chip Snack Cake with Coconut Glaze, you probably think I am coconut obsessed. And I admit: I am. But I promise this will be the last coconut post for awhile, and we will be moving on to new and different ingredients to be obsessed with! Now on the topic of a Coconut Mug Cake… One great thing about this individual dessert (besides the trillion other reasons), is that it is dairy free! Using coconut milk is a great way to make dessert options dairy free and an awesome method for adding extra flavor! This little cake packs a big punch of coconut: coconut milk and shredded coconut are in the batter, and if you wish, the cake is topped with coconut whipped cream and extra shredded coconut!

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Cuckoo for Coconut: Coconut Chocolate Chip Snack Cake with Coconut Glaze

There is no denying that I have a crush on coconut. Wait. Scratch that. I LOVE coconut. I should probably marry it (except that would be extremely strange). So I did the next best thing. I made a gorgeous Coconut Chocolate Chip Snack Cake with a Coconut Glaze! This cake is extremely moist and bursting with that nutty and creamy coconut flavor (as there is coconut milk and shredded coconut in the batter and flaked coconut on top) and the glaze adds even more coconut flavor! This cake is awesome to make if you have leftover coconut cream from making my Coconut-Lime Piecaken. And to make this deliciously awesome cake even better, it is ridiculously simple and quick to whip up! I think this cake is perfect for brunch, dessert, or snack, so let’s get baking and chowing!

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