Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing

Classic red velvet cake is turned into a baked donut! These Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing are the perfect breakfast to make this Valentine’s Day!

Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy Valentines Da everyone! I’m a day early I know, but I will be off to Savannah, GA tomorrow morning for a weekend getaway (any food recs for me??) so I wanted to send you sweet wishes today! And also give you an idea of what to make for a special Valentine’s Day breakfast – Red Velvet Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing. Because nothing says I Love You like homemade donuts :)

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Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting {& a Giveaway}

Fluffy yellow cake is iced with a peanut butter chocolate buttercream frosting. This birthday cake is the perfect treat to make for a chocolate peanut butter lover!
Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting | ChezCateyLou.com

Happy 2nd Birthday to Chez CateyLou! My little blog is two years old today! And to celebrate, I made a birthday cake!  Because birthdays need cake.  And sprinkles.  Lots of sprinkles!

Our absolute favorite dessert flavor is chocolate peanut butter. TheBetterHalf and I are crazy for anything with that combo. Muffins. Brownies. Cookies. Cake. I even made peanut butter chocolate chips pancakes for breakfast this weekend (must share that recipe with you ASAP!) So when I was deciding what kind of cake to bake for the big 2nd birthday, I knew that chocolate and peanut butter had to be involved – Yellow Birthday Cake with Peanut Butter Chocolate Frosting, and a little extra peanut butter filling in the center.  This is one amazing cake!!

And to celebrate Chez CateyLou’s 2nd birthday, I’m hosting a giveaway of $50 to Amazon!!  Scroll to the bottom of the post to join the party (aka enter the giveaway)!!

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Caramel Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies

Fudgy red velvet cookies are full of chocolate chips and gooey caramel! These caramel stuffed red velvet cookies are the perfect treat to make for Valentine’s Day!

Caramel Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com - the perfect Valentine's Day treat!

There are only 5 days until Valentines Day! Do you have fun plans? I’ve actually never really been that into Valentine’s Day – but I do like any excuse I can get to bake delicious and festive treats. There is just something about heart shaped sprinkles that makes any baked good taste better! Like Caramel Stuffed Red Velvet Cookies. Sure these fudgy chocolatey cookies stuffed with ooey gooey caramel and melty chocolate chips would taste amazing on their own – but the Valentine’s sprinkles just make them so darn cute!!  So I guess I liked – I am into Valentine’s Day.  :)

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Aero Whiskey Sour {& a Giveaway!}

This Aero Whiskey Sour elevates a classic whiskey sour by adding egg white, which gives the cocktail a silky texture and a great foamy top, and finishing with a touch of cinnamon.

Aero Whiskey Sour Cocktail | ChezCateyLou.com

Despite having a reputation as a bit of an old-fashioned drink (not to be confused with an Old Fashioned drink), I’ve always had a soft spot for whiskey sours. During my summer breaks during college and law school (aka my formative drinking years), my friends and I spent many nights at the Jersey Shore (no, not that Jersey Shore, ugh, this one) kicking back and enjoying some whiskey sours before partaking in our usual shenanigans. One of my friends had an ‘old family recipe’ for whiskey sours, and though it wasn’t much more than combining bottom-shelf whiskey with juice concentrate (in a Gatorade cooler no less), it always hit the spot.

Fast forward 5-10 years, and while I no longer drink from Gatorade coolers (usually…), I still enjoy drinking whiskey sours, particularly this Aero Whisky Sour.

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Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies

Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer cookies, filled with nutella or raspberry jam, will be the prettiest and tastiest cookies on any Christmas table!

Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies | ChezCateyLou.com

Merry Christmas everyone! Was Santa good to you?  TheBetterHalf and I are in St. Louis celebrating Christmas with my family.  It is a gorgeous day here – we just got back from a nice long walk with my family’s dog.  Can you spy the arch in this picture?

I know all of the presents are open and the cookie baking is finished, but I just had to share one last recipe with you – Chocolate Hazelnut Linzer Cookies. Linzer cookies are so pretty and festive – they are such a perfect Christmas cookie!

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