Our Valentine Dessert Party is just around the corner and I am busy baking up a storm. After looking through my recipes, I have chosen White Cake with Strawberry Filling. I could have made the cake from scratch, but honestly, I got into decorating instead!
Give Me Some Love -Valentine Cake -350 degree oven
1. One white cake mix (your choice)follow directions on
package and make the following adaptions.
2. Substitute 1 cup milk for 1 cup water-makes for a richer cake.
3. Add 1 tsp. vanilla.
4. Beat egg whites until fluffy-then add the cake mix.
5. Follow directions on cake mix package, from this point forward.
I am using these adorable spring form heart pans- spring form pans come in all shapes and sizes and are typically used for a cheesecake. There is spring lock on the sides of the cake pan that releases the sides. They are sprayed with Pam and dusted with flour.
1. 2/3 cup granulated sugar
2. 2/3 cup whipping cream
3. 1 packet unflavored gelatin
4. 2 tablespoon cold water
5. 3 tablespoon boiling water
5. 2 cups rinsed, hulled and crushed strawberries
After strawberries are hulled and rinsed place in a medium size bowl add sugar and mash. I use my potato masher.
Soften packet of gelatin in cold water, after it is softened, add boiling water, stir until it is completely dissolved (about 30 seconds.) Add dissolved gelatin to strawberry mixture-cool.
Once the strawberry mixture has reached a syrup consistency, (about 45 minutes or longer.) use your Kitchen Aid or hand held mixer and beat whip cream until stiff. Fold whip cream into strawberry mixture and refrigerate until well set.
These Valentine cakes are a cross between strawberry shortcake and a strawberry Napoleon. The strawberry filling is a great addition to any bakers recipe collection.
Since I had extra filling and cupcakes I filled the cupcakes too!
What special treats will you be making for your Valentine?
I am Linking up to these Great Parties!!
Linking up to the Party at Ivy and Elephants
Linking up to the Party at The Dedicated Househttp://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/