Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

I celebrated my 27th birthday last week. Twenty-seven! It still feels weird to say that. In my head I will forever be 25. Anyone else like that? I thought by now, after getting married, paying taxes, etc. I would feel like an adult. That’s the funny thing about getting older I guess. You always think you are going to have it all figured out by a certain age, but one those milestone birthdays come and go you realize there is so much more in life to experience and learn.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

To celebrate where I am in life now, I decided to treat myself to two of my favorite desserts – chocolate covered strawberries and angel food cake. I had never tried making angel food cupcakes before and was worried on how they would fare without being cooled upside down, but I was surprised on how well they turned out! Topped with a chocolate covered strawberry and a few fresh blooms, these cupcakes were the perfect birthday treat.

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

Chocolate Covered Strawberry Angel Food Cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • Angel Food Cake Mix
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Pink Food Coloring
  • Strawberries
  • One bar of dark chocolate
  • Fresh flowers optional

Directions:

  • Bake the angel food cupcakes according to the box instructions
  • While the cupcakes cool, make the chocolate covered strawberries
  • Once the cupcakes are cool, frost and top with a chocolate covered strawberry and flower buds

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

When you live 2.5 hours away from your family, you end up taking a lot of road trips. After a while I get sick of the top 40 radio stations and pester Ian into deep, thought-provoking conversations. During one of these conversations Ian asked me, “If you could only eat one dessert for the rest of your life, what would it be?” Without hesitation I said, “chocolate covered strawberries.” Yes, I know. This is groundbreaking information.

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Sadly, Ian doesn’t share my love for chocolate covered strawberries. Therefore, I devised a plan to sneak my favorite dessert on the Valentine’s Day menu. My tactic of choice? Infusing the strawberries with alcohol.

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

The end result was perfection. The dry champagne paired with the sweetness of the strawberry and the bitterness of the dark chocolate has your mouth savoring every bite.

If you are looking for a last minute Valentine’s Day gift idea a box of these strawberries would make anyone happy! Enjoy!

Champagne Infused Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • 12 strawberries, rinsed and dried
  • 1 bottle of champagne
  • 1 bar of dark chocolate

Directions:

  • Place the strawberries in a bowl and submerge in champagne
  • Let the strawberries soak in the champagne for 12 – 24 hours
  • Remove the strawberries from the champagne and pat dry
  • Heat the dark chocolate in a glass bowl in 30 sec. increments in the microwave until melted
  • Dip each strawberry into the chocolate and place on a non-stick surface (I used a silicone mat)
  • Wait until the chocolate has hardened before serving