Simple 2-step cheesecake bites are an easy & delicious way to celebrate Valentine’s Day!
Little bites of heaven. And so simple to make! Cake mix & cream cheese, more or less. Happy Vday to you!
Holidays taken on a different form after you have a kid or two. Especially a holiday like Valentine’s Day, which is typically all about couples. As my kids have gotten older, it’s been fun to treat them with Valentine’s Day cards & sweets. The day becomes more about celebrating all the people close to your heart, which is a fun twist.
Now, you may be planning to go out for the night with your significant other and enjoy a fancy dinner on the town. Sweet! If, instead, you’re ordering takeout and grabbing some couple time after the kids go to bed, then you’re in good company. We’ll be doing exactly that, and it sounds like the perfect plan to me. That’s really what family is all about… more love to go around!
So pour yourself a glass of sparkling something and enjoy these little bites of decadence. They take minutes to make, and minutes to disappear.
Happy Valentine’s Day, friends.
My 2-step cheesecake bites are made with German Chocolate Cake Mix and a cream cheese-based cheesecake.
After baking the red velvet cake cups, cut a hole in the middle & fill with the cheesecake. Yum!
A dash of red sprinkles, and you’re ready to celebrate!
- German Chocolate Cake Mix (plus ingredients to make the cake, like eggs)
- 1 bottle red food coloring (if using get--like Wilton--add just 1 teaspoon)
- 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature-- very important for piping
- ¼ cup, powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- red sprinkles, for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepare mini-muffin tin.
- Mix up cake according to package instructions.
- Add red food coloring, and stir to combine.
- Add about 2 Tablespoons of cake mix to mini-muffin pan.
- Bake according to package instructions.
- Using a hand or stand mixer, combine cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla extract.
- Once baked & cooled, cut holes in the tops of the red velvet muffins (see picture above).
- Using a piping bag with star tip (or cut a hole in a sandwich baggies) and fill up the cake cups with the cheesecake mixture.
- Top with sprinkles & enjoy!