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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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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Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies

The classic flavor of red velvet cake is baked into a cookie and then mixed with tons of chocolate chips! These rich and chocolatey red velvet cookies taste amazing!

Red Velvet Cookies with Chocolate Chips | chezcateylou.com

Is everyone getting excited for Valentines Day? I must admit, I have never really been into Valentine’s Day.  It was just never my thing (somewhere, TheBetterHalf breathes a huge sigh of relief…).  However I’ve crossed over to the food blogger dark side – you know, when you post recipes way before the actual holiday (like my Thanksgiving spread) and get overly excited for every little holiday (I mean who wouldn’t want to celebrate national cookie day!).  And really, when candy and cute colors like pink and red and adorable sprinkles are involved – well how can I not be on board with that?! So I guess I was wrong – I am into Valentine’s Day! And so I made you a perfect recipe for Valentine’s day – Red Velvet Chocolate Chip Cookies…. 

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Red Velvet Cupcakes

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I can’t believe it has taken me so long to make an Ina Garten recipe for the blog! I love the Barefoot Contessa. I dream about having her house in the Hamptons, but I’ll have to settle with watching it from my one bedroom in NYC and reading her cookbooks. I seriously want to make everything from her cookbooks. I decided on Red Velvet cupcakes because I know they are a crowd pleaser! I personally don’t understand the fuss about red velvet. They just never taste chocolatey enough to me!  But I do love cream cheese frosting. And I can’t only bake things with peanut butter and chocolate, so Red Velvet it is!  This is a great recipe too.  The cupcakes are moist with a hint of chocolate flavor, and the cream cheese frosting on top is SO good. I must say though, as much as I love Ina, why does she bake with extra-large eggs? Every other baking recipe calls for large eggs! But I trust her, so I bought extra-large eggs just to make these.  … 

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