Valentines Day Heart Cake Surprise!!
I am not going to go into a long story about what Valentines Day means to me, or a sentimental anecdote from my grandma...although I like to read those on other blogs and websites, I like to get to the nitty gritty without a lot of fluff so here it is.
What you will need:
1. An eager helper 2. Sarah Lee (or any) Pound cake 3. Heart shape cookie cutter
4. Any red velvet cake mix (or home made if you have the energy!) 5. A loaf pan
Slice your cake into 1 1/2 inch pieces and cut out the hearts (about 2 per slice)
Prepare your cake mix and only pour 1/4 of the batter at the bottom. I used a piece of parchment paper instead of nonstick spray but you can obviously do whatever you prefer. Then line the heart pieces of cake up flush up against each other all the way down the center leaving some room on the ends.
Then cover with remaining cake mix so you cannot see any cake
Bake as directed by the instructions for your cake
Decorate however you want, frosting, chocolate, strawberries, with pudding or ice cream...the options are endless!
My kids thought this was the coolest thing and it was so easy for them to help without making a mess. They gave it to their dad for Valentines (among other things)!!