Valentine's Day Heart-shaped Cake
|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|
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.
*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