Heart Cake

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Heart Cake
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  1. 1
  2. box (1 lb 2.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding
  3. 1 1/4
  4. cups water
  5. 1/3
  6. cup vegetable oil
  7. 3
  8. egg whites
  9. 1
  10. can (1 lb) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
  11. 1
  12. tablespoon Betty Crocker® Decor Selects candy sprinkles, nonpareils or colored sugars
  13. 1/3
  14. cup round candy-coated chocolate candies, if desired
  15. 1/2
  16. cup small conversation heart candies
  1. 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 8-inch round cake pan and 8-inch square pan with cooking spray or grease with shortening. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour 2 cups batter into round pan and remaining batter into square pan.
  2. 2 Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  3. 3 Cut round cake in half. On serving tray or large platter, arrange square cake and round cake halves into heart shape (see diagram); attach cakes with small amount of frosting. Spread frosting on sides and top of cake. Arrange chocolate candies around top edge of cake. About 2 inches inside chocolate candies, arrange cinnamon candies in heart shape.
  4. 4 Place 3-inch heart-shaped open cookie cutter in center of cake. Pour candy decors evenly inside cookie cutter; remove cookie cutter from cake. Arrange conversation heart candies and chocolate candies around smaller heart.
  1. If you like devil's food or yellow cake, it can easily be substituted for the white mix. Just follow the directions on the box for amount of water, oil and egg and the baking directions.
  2. Arrange square cake and round cake halves into heart shape; attach cakes with a little frosting.
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