I’ve never been a huge fan of Valentine’s Day, but I am a fan of the chocolate covered cherries and strawberries that seem to be in abundance this time of year! They sparked the idea to use an old recipe of mine for chocolate ale cupcakes, but this time I upped the chocolate factor by using a delicious chocolate porter from Three Creeks Brewing Co. The cake came out rich, chocolatey, and moist which made the perfect base for a mountain of fluffy buttercream frosting made with real strawberries. And forget about the cherry on top… these cupcakes are all about the chocolate covered strawberry on top! Valentine’s Day or not, these make the perfect dessert for any get together!