Heart Cake

Perfect for a Valentine’s or anniversary party, this lovely dessert requires just a half hour of preparation time and serves 12.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 8
  • servings 12

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb 2.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
egg whites
1
can (1 lb) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
1
tablespoon candy decors or nonpareils
1/3
cup round candy-coated chocolate candies, if desired
1/2
cup small conversation heart candies
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom only of 8-inch round cake pan and 8-inch square pan with cooking spray or grease with shortening. In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and egg whites with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour 2 cups batter into round pan and remaining batter into square pan.
  • 2 Bake 27 to 32 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pans 10 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 3 Cut round cake in half. On serving tray or large platter, arrange square cake and round cake halves into heart shape (see diagram); attach cakes with small amount of frosting. Spread frosting on sides and top of cake. Arrange chocolate candies around top edge of cake. About 2 inches inside chocolate candies, arrange cinnamon candies in heart shape.
  • 4 Place 3-inch heart-shaped open cookie cutter in center of cake. Pour candy decors evenly inside cookie cutter; remove cookie cutter from cake. Arrange conversation heart candies and chocolate candies around smaller heart.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    440
    (
    Calories from Fat
    150),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    17g
    17%
    (Saturated Fat
    8g,
    8%
    Trans Fat
    1g
    1%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    0mg
    0%;
    Sodium
    310mg
    310%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    69g
    69%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    52g
    52%
    ),
    Protein
    3g
    3%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    6%;
    Iron
    4%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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