Heart Cake

Heart Cake

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

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box (1 lb 2.25 oz) white cake mix with pudding
1 1/4
cups water
cup vegetable oil
egg whites
can (1 lb) creamy vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
tablespoon Betty Crocker® Decor Selects candy sprinkles, nonpareils or colored sugars
cup round candy-coated chocolate candies, if desired
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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you like devil's food or yellow cake, it can easily be substituted for the white mix. Just follow the directions on the box for amount of water, oil and egg and the baking directions.
How To
Arrange square cake and round cake halves into heart shape; attach cakes with a little frosting.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 440
    • (Calories from Fat 150),
  • Total Fat 17g
    • (Saturated Fat 8g,
    • Trans Fat 1g),
  • Cholesterol 0mg;
  • Sodium 310mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 69g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 52g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 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.