Ok folks – this is it – what you’ve all been waiting for, the week of Valentine’s day! I know, I know. All the other bloggers posted their V-Day tutorials three weeks ago. Thing is, we are not the types to decorate for every little holiday. Christmas, of course. Halloween, I have to. But otherwise? You won’t see seasonal wreaths or garlands or centerpieces here. Maybe one day (far, far in the future) when I have a house with a mantle or kids or host a lot of parties. Until then, I am not interested and I frankly don’t have anywhere to store a bunch of holiday décor. Anyways, Sean & I thought long and hard over what to do for this holiday and what we could share with our blog readers. And then it hit me – how do we show love? To our friends, to our family, to our pets, to each other? Food, baby! The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomachs! Some of our best memories are cooking together or meeting friends at a great restaurant or discovering an awesome new menu item at Taco Bell. Plus, food doesn’t take up precious drawer space in our 900 square foot condo. We’re going to be sharing recipes and experiences all week that share the love. As an added bonus, check in every afternoon for a post from the archives that we think would be great for Valentine’s day.
I don’t know about y’all, but one of my most favorite guilty pleasures is a Hostess cake. Ho hos, twinkies, oatmeal cream pies – but Zebra Cakes are the best. I’ve been afraid to attempt to bake them for fear of gobbling them all up. However, seeing the Valentines cakes on the shelves of the grocery was all the inspiration I needed.
I did a little Pinterest searching and was pleased to find this recipe. I followed it pretty closely & Sean & I were both thrilled with the results.
Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
makes 12 cakes
THESE TASTE JUST LIKE HOSTESS. They’re so good. Just don’t think about how much sugar you’re putting into your body 🙂
These were a super yummy holiday treat! What are you baking for Valentines?