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Heart Shaped Valentine's Day Cake

Two heart-shaped cookie cutters is all you need to complete this beautiful (and tasty!) cake -
You can use our chocolate cake recipe or yellow cake recipe for this creation!
 
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Assembly Time: 10 minutes
Total Time, including inactive: 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

For the Cake:
1 package Hungry Harry's Yellow Cake Mix or Chocolate Cake Mix
2 eggs or egg replacers
1/2 cup oil of choice
1 cup milk of choice
 
For the Frosting:
One batch of HH Vanilla Frosting
Allergy-friendly food coloring
 
Special equipment:
Two heart-shaped cake cutters of different sizes

How To

For the Cake:

Bake cake according to package directions in a 18" x 13" sheet pan. Cool completely in the refrigerator or freezer. Cut two hearts using the large cutter. Punch out the inside of the heart cake using the smaller cutter, so you end up with a cake that looks like an outline of a heart. Chill completely, or better yet, freeze - the harder the cake is, the easier it will be to handle and assemble. (And save the leftover cake for a different heart cake!)

While the cake is chilling, make the frosting:

For the Frosting:

With a hand mixer or electric mixer, beat 1/4 cup of coconut oil until light, fluffy, and smooth. Slowly add 8 oz powdered sugar, the 1 tsp vanilla extract, and 2 tbsp of your milk of choice. Slowly add another 8 oz of powdered sugar, and then another 2 tbsp of your milk of choice
Beat until completely smooth and lump-free.
Separate frosting into small bowls, and use the food coloring to make different colors. Put each colored frosting into its own pastry bag (or, use a resealable sandwich bag and cut the corner off!).
Before using, ensure your cake is completely cool, as coconut oil melts easily.
 
Assembly:
 
Place one heart cake on a serving plate. Using your colored vanilla frosting, squeeze dots of frosting on the cake, in whatever arrangement of colors you'd like. Carefully place the second heart cake on top of the first frosted cake, and repeat the frosting process.