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Would you like to make your sweetie a heart shaped cake for Valentine’s Day and you don’t have a cake pan? This heart shaped cake is so easy to make using a mix or you could make it from scratch. Make is for an anniversary or any special event. I made this one with a cake mix and I am NOT a cake decorator but my family loved it. Children will love helping you make this heart shaped cake and you can decorate with sprinkles or whatever you like.
What you will need:
1 (15.25 ounce) cake mix of your choice. (I used a Red Velvet Cake Mix)
1 (8 inch) square baking pan
1 (8 inch) round cake pan
Mix the cake up according to the package directions. Spray your two pans with cooking spray. Divide the mix between the two pans. I usually put a little more in the square pan and bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 to 25 minutes. Let cool 10 to 15 minutes and remove from pans. Then cool completely. Cut the round cake in half and place on the corners of the square cake. If the round pieces stick up above the square cake you can use a serrated knife to slice off the tops until even with the square cake. Once you slice some off the pieces, turn them over so they will be flat and easier to frost. Check photos below. Frost with your favorite frosting and decorate to your taste. I used the cream cheese frosting recipe below and added a couple drops of food coloring to make it pink. This makes one large heart-shaped cake that will make 8 to 10 servings. You will need a large flat cutting board or tray you can leave the cake on to serve. I do refrigerate it covered with foil.
Cream Cheese Frosting:
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup, softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract, Optional
Mix together using mixer until creamy and of spreading consistency. Frosts one cake.
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