As I said, I made the one bowl White Cake for Valentine's Day. With the strawberry filling and frosting to dress it up, it was just wonderful!
When I took it out of the fridge for dessert, my dearly beloved exclaimed, "Oh, that's so cute!"
Mark took a picture of me cutting the cake. He cut off most of my head.
VALENTINE'S DAY CAKE
One Bowl White Cake
1/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
10 to 12 frozen strawberries, partially thawed and sliced
1/4 tsp Wild Strawberry Flavoring (thanks, Spice Barn)
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 pound confectioner's sugar
2 tsp Wild Strawberry Flavoring
dribbles of cream if necessary
Make the cake in two layers, baking about 25 minutes, and cool. For the filling, whip 1/3 cup cream; when it's soft whipped, add the confectioner's sugar and 1/4 tsp strawberry flavoring. Whip until firm, then stir in the strawberries. Spread to within 1/2" of the outer edge of the lower layer, and place the top layer over it. To make the frosting, beat the 1/4 cup whipping cream until soft, then beat in the confectioner's sugar and flavoring. Add dribbles of cream, if necessary, to bring the frosting to spreading consistency. Frost the top and sides of the cake. Store in refrigerator so the filling doesn't ooze out all over the place.
(In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't have enough white sugar, so I baked the cake with confectioner's sugar instead. It worked out fine.)
This cake serves really nicely.
And even my littlest fussbudget, from whom "It's decent" is a compliment, said this was a good cake.
Hope you all had a great Valentine's Day!