Valentine’s Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake

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Valentine’s Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake

This Vanilla Strawberry Loaf Hear Cake will make a lovely dessert for your loved ones on Valentine’s Day. It is also great to serve at parties and afternoon teas. It is light and airy, and the heart design captivates the interest of those with a sweet tooth. This Valentine’s Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake is incredibly tasty as well!

Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake

Hidden Strawberry Heart Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
2 cups flour
1 cup sugar
4 eggs, room temp
2 tsp strawberry extract
1/2 tsp salt
pink gel food coloring
heart cookie cutter

Vanilla loaf Ingredients

1 cup unsalted butter, room temp
2 cups flour
1 cups sugar
4 eggs, room temp
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp salt

Royal Icing Ingredients

2 egg whites
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
Pink gel food coloring

Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake

Hidden Strawberry Heart Directions

-Use baking spray to spray your loaf pan.
-Then Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
-Beat egg and sugar with electric beater on high, until light and fluffy.
-Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition.
-Gradually add in the flour, beating on low until all ingredients are combined.
-Add several drops of the pink gel food coloring.
-Pour the pink batter into the loaf pan.
-Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes (loaf will not be completely baked) .
-Cool in pan 15 minutes.
-Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.
-Turn upright to cool completely.
-With the cookie cutter in hand measure for the width of each slice.
-Cut each slice according to the above measurement.
-Using the cookie cutter, cut out the hearts. Set aside.

Vanilla Loaf Directions

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray.
-Set each heart slice into the loaf pan (these should reach from one end of the loaf pan to the other end of the loaf pan).
-On high speed with an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
-Beat well after adding each of the eggs into the bowl, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
-Gradually add the flour beating on low until all ingredients are combined.
-Begin by filling in the batter on both sides and in between the heart slices and lastly cover the top of the heart as well with the batter.
-Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean .
-Cool in pan 15 minutes.
-Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.
-Turn upright to cool completely.

Royal Icing Directions

-Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
-If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powdered sugar.
-Divide the icing evenly into two bowls.
-In the first bowl of icing add several drops of pink gel food coloring. Mix well.
-Scoop the pink icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.
-In the second bowl this icing remains white.
-Scoop the white icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.
-Drizzle the pink and white icing on the top of the loaf cake.

Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake

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Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake
Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake
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This Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake will make a lovely dessert for your loved ones on Valentine's Day. It is also great to serve at parties and afternoon teas. It is light, airy, and delicious.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hrs 1 hr
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hrs 1 hr
Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake
Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake
Print Recipe
This Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake will make a lovely dessert for your loved ones on Valentine's Day. It is also great to serve at parties and afternoon teas. It is light, airy, and delicious.
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hrs 1 hr
Servings Prep Time
1 loaf 15 min
Cook Time Passive Time
2 hrs 1 hr
Ingredients
Strawberry Heart Cake
Vanilla Heart Cake
Servings: loaf
Instructions
Hidden Strawberry Heart
  1. -Use baking spray to spray your loaf pan. -Then Preheat oven to 350 degrees. -Beat egg and sugar with electric beater on high, until light and fluffy. -Add eggs, one at a time. Beat well after each addition. -Gradually add in the flour, beating on low until all ingredients are combined. -Add several drops of the pink gel food coloring. -Pour the pink batter into the loaf pan. -Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes (loaf will not be completely baked) . -Cool in pan 15 minutes. -Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool. -Turn upright to cool completely. -With the cookie cutter in hand measure for the width of each slice. -Cut each slice according to the above measurement. -Using the cookie cutter, cut out the hearts. Set aside.
    Valentine's Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake
Vanilla Loaf
  1. -Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray. -Set each heart slice into the loaf pan (these should reach from one end of the loaf pan to the other end of the loaf pan). -On high speed with an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. -Beat well after adding each of the eggs into the bowl, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and salt. -Gradually add the flour beating on low until all ingredients are combined. -Begin by filling in the batter on both sides and in between the heart slices and lastly cover the top of the heart as well with the batter. -Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean . -Cool in pan 15 minutes. -Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool. -Turn upright to cool completely.
Royal Icing
  1. -Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring) -If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powdered sugar. -Divide the icing evenly into two bowls. -In the first bowl of icing add several drops of pink gel food coloring. Mix well. -Scoop the pink icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip. -In the second bowl this icing remains white. -Scoop the white icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip. -Drizzle the pink and white icing on the top of the loaf cake.
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3 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Dessert-Hidden Heart Cake

  1. Nancy

    I would love to make this adorable cake for Valentine’s Day. I just don’t quite understand how to do the hearts. I get that you cut them out…….how do you put them in the pan AND it says to fill in the sides and “in between” the hearts. So is there white cake “between” the hearts? I wish you had a video of how you do it. I am really confused.

    1. admin Post author

      Yes. You bake the pink loaf first, then cut out the hearts once the cake is cool. Then you mix the ingredients for the vanilla or white loaf. Once you have the loaf pan prepared, you pour a little of the white cake batter on the bottom of the loaf. Then you take the pink cut out hearts and place them in a row down the middle of the loaf pan. Once you have done that and the pink hearts extend to each end of the loaf pan, you pour the rest of the white cake batter into the pan. **Remember to pour cake batter in between each pink heart cut out to ensure that the white cake batter surrounds it. Continue in this manner until all pink hearts have white batter around them. Pour the rest of the white cake batter over the top of the hearts so that it fills the loaf pan as other batters do. Then proceed to bake, cool, and then cut into slices. Each slice or thereabouts should have a hidden pink heart in the middle of the individual slice. Hope that this will clear up any confusion that you may have. Hope you have a happy Valentine’s Day!

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