Monday, February 15, 2010

Valentine's Day Cake

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.


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 f
lavoring. 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!


Kapitein Haakje said...

mmmmmmmmmmmm can we have a pice?

Sanne gonna make that cake!
oh give thor a happy valentines-hugh from us

El'bow & Hauwii

Claire S. said...

Looks good Marjie - as usual ! LOL

Thanks for the comment about my Mom - It's much appreciated. My grammy (mom's mom) had it too and at one point we all answered to whatever name she called us. At that time even though we were all adults, we were all about 6 years old in her eyes and her memories.

Come to think of it, my sibs & I all answer to just about any name anyway. With 8 of us, Mom never got our names right on the first go round. Would you admit to the same - as a Mom of 9 - do your kids also answer to 'whichever one you are' delivered in great frustration ? We always though it was extremely funny LOL

Tatersmama said...

Mmmmm! It looks good, darlin'! But then again, everything you make looks good!
I just LOVE strawberries, but the snails got into my plants this year, so I'm a 'less than happy camper'.
Hmmm..I wonder if I could find some Wild Strawberry Flavoring here?

George Gaston said...

Cake, is always a favorite and Marjie this one looks delicious. Thanks for a great recipe...

pam said...

I don't think he was worrying about your head, he was making sure he got that piece of cake in the picture!

Sarah said...

Well, he got the important part in the picture, eh! The cake! Just teasing. You have a Texas chili recipe don't you? I can't remember who made it - chunks of beef.

Pam said...

What a cute and delicious looking cake - perfect for Valentines Day!

Mickle in NZ said...

At least Mark caught your smile. Wonderful looking cake, strawberry just the right flavour for a mid winter Valentines

The Blonde Duck said...

A pink cake! I love it!

SissySees said...

Beautiful - you and the cake.

noble pig said...

Very fancy! Love the color!