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Heart Cake…

February 13, 2011

We are hosting a Valentine’s Day get-together on Monday.

Tonight, I baked and decorated our Heart Cake…

RECIPE:

1 box white cake mix (and eggs, water, oil as listed on box)

1 package strawberry Jello

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1 cup butter, softened

3.5 cups powdered sugar

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup strawberry preserves

DIRECTIONS:

for cake —

add dry jello mix to dry cake mix.

prepare cake, as box directs, with eggs, oil, water, etc.

pour into 1 prepared circle pan and 1 prepared square pan.

bake as directed on box.

when cooled and removed from pans, cut circle cake in half, making 2 semi-circles.

place square cake on decorating sheet, turned to make a diamond.

place one semi-circle cake on the top left slant of the diamond, straight side touching straight side.

place one semi-circle cake on the top right slant of the diamond, straight side touching straight side.

cake should look like a heart.  🙂

for frosting —

mix butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract until smooth and fluffy.

add strawberry preserves. mix until combined.

frost entire cake. sprinkle with red sugar crystals. decorate with peanut M&Ms.

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