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Valentine's Day cake

RED HOT HEART CAKE

With pink frosting and bright red accents, a red hot heart cake screams Valentine's day. The candy on top makes the presentation easy.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 38 mins
Total Time 58 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 10 Slices
Calories 1041 kcal

Equipment

  • 3 – 9 inch round cake pans
  • 1 disposable piping bag
  • 1 – 10 inch round cake board
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip

Ingredients
  

RED HOT HEART CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 2 boxes white cake mix
  • 8 Egg whites
  • 2 ½ cup water
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 2 tsp cinnamon extract

VANILLA FROSTING

  • 3 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 6 cup powdered sugar
  • 5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Pink gel food colouring

CAKE DECORATIONS

  • Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
  • 3 Red Rock Candy Sticks
  • 2 Red Heart Marshmallow sticks
  • 4 Red foiled chocolate hearts

Instructions
 

CAKE DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray.
  • Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth.
  • Pour batter evenly into the three pans.
  • Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Allow to cool completely.

FROSTING DIRECTIONS

  • Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the colour until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks.
  • Beat in a few drops of pink colouring until combined.
  • Scoop 1 C of the pink frosting into another bowl and mix in a few more drops of pink to make it darker.

BUILDING THE RED HOT HEART CAKE DIRECTIONS

  • Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer.
  • Repeat step with other two layers.
  • Scoop 1 cup of pink frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly.
  • Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting.
  • Place the last layer of cake on top and frost with remaining pink frosting.
  • Using some valentine’s day sprinkles, coat the bottom part of the cake with sprinkles.
  • Place the darker pink frosting into the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it.
  • Scoop it into the piping bag.
  • Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe drips around the top edge.
  • Scoop the lighter pink frosting into the large piping bag.
  • Pipe dollops around the top and sprinkle some more Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top.
  • Decorate the cake however you would like. I used 3 red rock candy sticks, 2 red Heart marshmallow sticks, and 4 red foiled chocolate hearts!

Nutrition

Serving: 1sliceCalories: 1041kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 4gFat: 80gSaturated Fat: 39gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 157mgSodium: 119mgPotassium: 70mgFiber: 1gSugar: 75gVitamin A: 1812IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cake, heart cake, Valentine' Day cake, Valentine's Day
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