Wine & Chocolate Cake Bites

Wine & Chocolate Cake Bites

Mother’s Day is on Sunday! Have you called your mother lately? I’ll wait while you do…

I don’t even know how to begin thanking my mom for everything she has done for my sister and me. I mean, the woman gave us life, how do I thank her for that with a card??

“Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! These flowers are for the 9 months you carried me, your swollen feet, your morning sickness, never having nice furniture, the emergency room visits, and everything else I have put you through in the last three decades.” Just doesn’t sound like enough, does it?

My mom is small in size, but has an unbelievably big heart and is tougher than nails. Overall, she’s a rock star mixed with a bit of mama bear. While I’m still thinking of how to let her know how much she means to me, I thought I’d come up with a list of apologies and thank-yous…

So, Mom, I’m really sorry for…

  1. Making you take care of the dog
  2. Ages 12-24
  3. Any time I threw up (extra sorry if it was in public)
  4. A lot of my outfit and friend choices
  5. Incessantly asking for a pet, sibling, or American Girl Doll
  6. My messes (literal, emotional, or all of the above)
  7. Quitting everything
  8. The 3 years in the 80′s that you didn’t sleep
  9. 3 more years in my late teens that you probably didn’t sleep
  10. Refusing to do anything like a normal child

and thank you for…

  1. Allowing me make my own mistakes
  2. Teaching me how to care
  3. Letting me be the person I wanted to be
  4. My stunning good looks
  5. Passing on your knowledge of blanket fort and Lego architecture
  6. Being one of the loudest cheering moms at swim meets
  7. Never judging me (or at least never letting me know you were, even when I had purple and red hair)
  8. Telling me when I was wrong
  9. Making vegetarian meals just for me
  10. Being the kind of parent I can only hope to be someday

We’ve all done the cards and flowers, so how about something new this year? Red wine and chocolate were made for each other and mom likes sweet things, right? I mean, she had me, so… ;) I kid, I kid…

The water in the red velvet cake recipe has been replaced with red wine and the red wine buttercream frosting is super easy and SUPER tasty - I had a hard time not eating all the frosting with a spoon.

Anyway, whatever you do, I hope you have a fantastic Mother’s Day!

Wine & Chocolate Cake Bites
  • 1 box red velvet cake mix and ingredients to make cake (minus the water)
  • 1¼ cups (or however much water your cake mix calls for) + ¼ cup red wine
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 package Chocolate CandiQuik
  1. Bake cake according to package directions, replacing water in recipe with equal amounts red wine.
  2. Cream butter with mixer and gradually add powdered sugar until mixed well. Stir in ¼ cup red wine.
  3. Crumble cooled cake into large bowl. Add ½ cup frosting and mix thoroughly. Add more frosting if cake is crumbly and won't stick together.
  4. Roll cake and frosting mixture into 1" sized balls. Chill for approximately 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
  5. Melt Chocolate CandiQuik according to package directions.
  6. Dip cake bites in melted CandiQuik and allow excess coating to drip off before placing on wax paper to set. (I like to use two forks for this so excess CandiQuik can easily drip through the tines)
  7. Drizzle with remaining CandiQuik.

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Give mom a bouquet of these flowers for Mother’s Day!

Sunflower Cookie Pops

Sunflower Cookie Pops -


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