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Valentine's Day Heart-shaped Cake

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Valentine's Day Heart-Shaped Cake

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2012-02-07 Other
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Learn how to make a heart-shaped cake, without buying a special pan!

Ingredients:

1 pkg Cake Mix, 2-layer size
Any Flavor Except Angel Food
1 cup Cold Milk
1 pkg (4-serving Size) Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding & Pie Filling
¼ cup Powdered Sugar
1 Tub (8 Ounces) Whipped Topping, thawed
¼ tsp Red Food Coloring
Small Candies or Multicolored Sprinkles

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare cake mix as directed on package. Divide batter evenly between greased and floured 8-inch round and 8-inch square baking pans. Bake as directed on package. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire racks.

Pour milk into medium bowl. Add pudding mix and sugar. Beat with wire whisk 2 minutes. Gently stir in whipped topping and food coloring.

Leave square cake whole; cut round cake in half. Assemble pieces on serving tray as shown in the blog entry*, using a small amount of pudding mixture to hold pieces together. Frost cake with remaining pudding mixture. Decorate with candies or sprinkles. Makes 12 to 16 servings.

Helpful Tips:

*Check out "The Daily Dish" for step-by-step photos of the assembly. http://www.betterrecipes.com/blogs/daily-dish/2012/02/08/valentines-day-heart-shaped-cake