This Strawberry Heart cake is so good, that my family demands it every Valentine's day. My daughter Jessica has requested it as her birthday cake every year since I can remember. It is made with REAL strawberries. I also make this into cupcakes each summer for our end of the year sewing party and my students will eat 2 or 3 each!
Lovin' from the Oven: Family Favorite Recipes for Valentine's Day
1 package (18-1/4 ounces) white cake mix
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 package (3 ounces) strawberry gelatin
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 package (10 ounces ) frozen sweetened strawberries, thawed
1/2 cup cold water
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
5 to 5 -1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
In a mixing bowl, combine cake mix, gelatin, and flour. Beat in oil and eggs. Drain strawberries, reserving 1/2 cup syrup and a few strawberries for frosting. Add berries and water to batter, mix well, Divide batter between two waxed paper-lined 8-inch baking pans, one square and one round. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes; or until cake tests done. Cool for 15 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely.
In a small mixing bowl, combine butter and reserved syrup and strawberries. Gradually add sugar; beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Place square cake diagonally on a 20 in. X 15in. covered board. Cut round cake in half. Frost cut sides; place frosted sides against the top two sides of square cake, forming a heart. Frost sides and top of cake.
I hope you enjoy this recipe,