Valentine’s Day Cake Recipe

RECIPE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY CAKE

 

This cake takes the cake! It is perfect for a birthday celebration but what a wonderful treat for Valentine’s Day too!

Instead of pink swirl lollipops, add some HEART PINWHEELS or LOVE CAKE TOPPER from our wedding shop-

 I DO WEDDING & BRIDAL DESIGNS instead-

Here is the yummy recipe for making this cake –

 Cake Recipe: 
3 white cake mixes or feel free to make your own from scratch!

Follow the directions to make the cake mix (or make your own from scratch), then divide the cake into six even parts.  Pour each batter into their own individual pans.  We used our small 6″ round pans.  To add a red swirl, add a drop or two of red food coloring, and then stir into a candycane swirl. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick comes clean when tested. Set aside to cool. Note: If you use a cake recipe, check out what it yields, as you may need to double the recipe to make 6 layers.

Buttercream Frosting Recipe:
1 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
2 cups of icing sugar
2-6 drops of red food coloring

Beat egg on high speed until the butter is very pale in colour. Slowly add the icing sugar, then milk and vanilla.  Beat for at least ten minutes until light and fluffy. Add food colouring 2 drops to make a light pink colour.

Ganache Recipe:
1 cup of heavy cream
8 oz. Belgium chocolate chips

Heat the cream on the stove top until you see the cream coming to a simmer.  Remove off burner.  Add the chocolate and cover with a lid.  Wait five minutes.  Then with a whisk, start whisking from the center until well mixed.  It will turn into a velvety ganache. Leave for ten minutes before using. Note: The longer you leave the ganache sit, the thicker it will get, so time is of the essence.  Also if you stir it too much, it will loose it’s sheen.  Pour over the cake, ever so gently, and then slowly push ganache over edges till it starts to drip down the sides.

Topping Ideas:
Sprinkles
2 or 3 large Lollipops (different sizes is nice)
meringues (macarons or marshmallows or cookies could also be substituted) – or use all of them!

Or a VALENTINE’S DAY CAKE TOPPER would be so sweet too!

LoveCakeTopper1

Now Decorate with your topper or lollipops:
Insert the lollipop sticks into one side of the cake, making one higher than the other. With the meringues, take a toothpick and insert into one end of the meringue, then insert, again on one side of the cake, placing in front of the lollipops in a stylistic way.  Next add sprinkles, again to one side.  And also on the bottom of the cake.  Finish off with a few crumbled pieces of meringue.

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