Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Strawberry Valentine Cake

Sorry to be doing this post after Valentines Day, but I made this for a party on the 16th.

I used the Strawberry Cake recipe from Bay Leaves that I previously posted to make this heart-shaped cake. I got the idea of how to make the heart shape from a cookbook I had as a child. The recipe is amazingly delicious, but I had to add an extra box of confectioners sugar to make the icing stiff enough. So, have an extra one on hand!

I lined an 8" square and an 8" round pan with parchment, then greased and floured them:

I poured in the batter:

Then I baked them according to the recipe directions. They came out of the baking pans easily because of the parchment. Then it just peels off.

I cut the round cake in half and played with it until it was all level:

I placed it on a large platter and put pieces of parchment under it to keep the icing from messing up my platter:

Then I frosted the cake and piped homemade whipped cream around the edges.

It was a tasty Valentine treat, full of strawberry goodness.


Anonymous said...

Um, I was with you and your husband the day after Valentines. You couldn't have moved your baking up a day?

nichole said...

How sweet and SIMPLE! It looks so easy, i'll have to give it a try!

Anonymous said...

Cake looks delicious, but where's the taco soup recipe?

Chrissie Larkin said...

Can I just come hang out with you while you are being hopes that some will rub off on me!!!

Vickie said...

Yes, Chrissie. We can create something together and catch up at the same time.

Vickie said...

The taco soup recipe is forthcoming. And fabulous.

Chrissie Larkin said...

YEAH! Amby and I were chatting the other day about to a show when she makes it into town...we should just make it a girls day in preparation! We'll definitely have to get this on the books!