Does anyone have a Valentine's Day cake recipe?

NutkinNutkin Posts: 352Registered Users
I'm looking for something I can bake in 2 heart shaped pans and that's not chocolate.

Any ideas?

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  • webjockeywebjockey Posts: 2,786Registered Users
    how about tiramisu? http://www.epicurious.com/run/recipe/view?id=105093

    they suggest dusting cocoa powder or chocolate shavings on the top, but you could probably skip that step.
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  • DeetinDeetin Posts: 31Registered Users
    Have you ever made a hummingbird cake?
    I could find a recipe if you are interested.

    Angel food would be good too!

    I learned how to make a heart shape cake when I took a Wilton's Cake decorating class.
    You can put jam or somekind of gooey filling between the two cake layers!
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  • marielle448marielle448 Posts: 1,823Registered Users
    Mmmm, hummingbird cake is one of faves!

    HUMMINGBIRD CAKE

    3 c all-purpose flour
    2 c sugar
    1 tsp salt
    1 tsp baking soda
    1 tsp ground cinnamon
    3 eggs, beaten
    1 1/2 c vegetable oil
    1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple, undrained
    2 c chopped bananas (about 4)
    2 c chopped pecans

    CREAM CHEESE FROSTING

    2 packages (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
    1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
    2 boxes (16 oz each) confectioners sugar
    2 tsp vanilla extract
    dash of salt

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. In large bowl, combine dry ingredients. Add eggs and oil; stir until moistened.

    2. Stir in vanilla, pineapples, bananas and 1 cup chopped pecans.

    3. Spoon batter into 3 greased and floured 9-inch cake pans.

    4. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers of cakes come out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes.
    Remove from pans and on wire racks cool completely.

    5. Meanwhile for Frosting, in large bowl, with electric mixer, beat cream cheese and butter or margarine until
    smooth. Add confectioners sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt.

    6. Generously spread frosting between cooled cake layers and on sides and top of cake. Garnish with
    remaining 1 cup pecans. Makes about 8 servings.

    dessert
  • joybethjoybeth Posts: 7Registered Users
    I used to make two heart cakes with my favorite recipe (single or double layers depending on how much cake I needed), cut a curved section of 1 out so they nested. Decorate with white icing, pipe a border around top edge and decorate with the store bought roses in pink or red. By grouping the roses in a bouquet type thingy you can make it look really effective.
    A good cake decorating store that sells Wilton Pans will have the roses.
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  • DeetinDeetin Posts: 31Registered Users
    Thanks for posting that hummingbird cake recipe marielle!
    Now I don't have any excuses to not make one. icon_biggrin.gif
    I'm just Deetin from the block.
  • merynmeryn Posts: 1,807Registered Users Curl Novice
    You could do just a simple cheese cake recipe in a heart-shaped pan.

    Just decorate the top of it with brandy-soaked sliced strawberries, and add about 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract to the cheesecake recipe.

    edited to add: You could also do a beautiful caramel flan in a heart-shaped pan, and again adding strawberries to the top, and just a tiny bit of piped whipped cream around the edge. icon_smile.gif

    [ January 18, 2002: Message edited by: WavyDi ]
  • NutkinNutkin Posts: 352Registered Users
    Thanks for the suggestions!

    The reason I don't want a chocolate recipe is because I'm making it for my bf who is not fond of it. Crazy I know.

    That Hummingbird recipe sounds like it will be a winner.

    But don't stop there...

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