Strawberry Heart Shaped Cake

Strawberry Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Cake

Yummy Heart Shaped Valentine’s Day Cake Recipe! 

Ingredients:

  • 1 (18.25 oz) Package of White Cake Mix
  • 1 1/4 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 package / (3 ounces total) Strawberry Flavored Gelatin – Jello
  • 1 package fresh strawberries (or 2, or 3…how many strawberries do you want on your cake?)

Frosting:

  • 1 (12 ounce) container of of Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1 (8 ounce) Container of Frozen Whipped Topping – Thawed

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 C)
  • Lightly grease and flour a 9×9 inch square pan and a 9 inch round pan.
  • Stir cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs together in a medium bowl until smooth.
  • Mix in strawberry gelatin until well combined.
  • Divide batter evenly between the 2 prepared pans.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out clean. (23 minutes was perfect in my oven). 
  • Let cool in the pans for 10 minutes.
  • Remove cakes and cool completely on wire racks.
  • Transfer the square cake onto a large platter, a very large platter. I didn’t have one big enough so I used a large baking sheet covered in tin foil.
  • Cut round cake in half and arrange the cut sides on two edges of the square cake to create a heart shape (trim as needed – enjoy the trimmings!)
  • Fold Cream Cheese frosting into the whipped topping in a bowl until well incorporated (don’t over do it!). You will be able to tell when you’ve folded enough – the color will be even.
  • Spread frosting over the entire cake.
  • Cut the strawberries and decorate the cake to your liking!
  • Refrigerate for 3 hours or more (for the frosting to set).

Voila! You’ve got an AWESOME, YUMMY Strawberry Cake for Valentine’s Day!

 

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