Easy Valentine's Day Cake

Easy Valentine's Day Cake

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"This is a great, easy cake perfect for Valentine's Day! Also includes great icing recipe! My family makes this every Valentine's Day, and it's a favorite!"

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 546 kcal
  • 27%
  • Fat:
  • 25.1 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs:
  • 76g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 5.2 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 110 mg
  • 37%
  • Sodium:
  • 334 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8x8-inch square pan and an 8-inch round pan.
  2. Beat white sugar and 1 cup butter together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Mix eggs, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract, and almond extract into creamed butter mixture. Stir baking powder and baking soda into butter mixture until just combined.
  3. Stir 1 cup flour into butter mixture until just combined. Add 2/3 cup milk into butter-flour mixture; mix well. Continue adding 1 cup flour and 2/3 cup milk, alternating until all the flour and milk are used and batter is smooth. Pour batter into the 2 prepared pans.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool cakes completely before removing from pans, at least 2 hours.
  5. Beat confectioners' sugar, 1 cup butter, and 2 teaspoons vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer until icing is fluffy and smooth.
  6. Remove cakes from pans and slice round cake in half. Lay the square cake on a work surface so it resembles a diamond-shape. Lay 1 round cake half on the top left side of the 'diamond' cake. Lay the second round cake half on the top right side of the 'diamond' cake, creating a 'heart-shaped' cake on top. Spread icing over the assembled cake.
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It isn't even close to Valentine's Day but when I noticed this recipe I recognized it as quite possibly a hidden gem of a yellow cake. While I didn't use the designated pans, it did "pan out." ...

Made this into cupcakes, they were dense and pretty dry. The icing was delicious.

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