Friday, 11 February 2011

3 Easy Cake Recipes for Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day cakes do not have to be hard to make or expensive to buy.Your sweetheart will thank you when you try one or all of these 3 easy recipes. Two of them use a box cake mix as the base. Cheese Cherry Cake Recipe - This is not your typical Cherry Cheesecake this is a basic cake mix recipe.

You will Need:

* 1 box white cake mix
* 2 - 8 ounce packages cream cheese, softened
* 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
* 1 tub whipped topping
* 2 cans cherry pie filling (21 ounce size)


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degree farenheit.
2. Prepare the cake mix according to the package directions.
3. Lightly grease 2 baking pans that are 13 x 9.
4. Pour the cake mix batter into the pans.
5. Bake at 350 degree f. for 20 minutes or until golden brown and baked through.
6. In a bowl mix the cream cheese and sugar until fluffy.
7. Fold in the whipped topping.
8. Spread the mixture over the top of each cake.
9. Top each cake with the cherry pie filling.
10. Chill the cakes for about 4 hours until set.
11. Serve. 
Strawberry Cake

You Will Need:

* 1 box white cake mix
* 1 box strawberry gelatine
* 4 eggs
* 3/4 cup vegetable oil
* 1/2 cup water
* 1 cup strawberries, fresh and sliced
* Powdered sugar for dusting the cake top


1. Preheat oven to 350 degree farenheit.
2. Lightly grease two square baking pans that are 8 inch each. Combine cake mix and gelatin in large mixing bowl.
3. Add the eggs, oil, water and half of the sliced strawberries. Beat until well blended.
4. Divide the batter evenly and pour into the baking pans.
5. Bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and baked through. Cool for 5 minutes in pans
6. Then remove the cakes onto a wire rack to cool completely.
7. Top the cakes with remaining sliced strawberries and dust with the powdered sugar.
8. Serve.

Sweetheart Cake Recipe
You Will Need:

* 2/3 cup sugar
* 2/3 cup light brown sugar
* 3/4 cup butter
* 3 eggs
* 1 large bar baking chocolate, chopped coarsely
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 2 teaspoons baking powder
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1 cup milk


1. Preheat your oven to 350 degree farenheit.
2. Lightly grease a baking pan that is 13 x 9 inches.
3. In a large bowl beat the butter, white sugar, light brown sugar and vanilla until creamy.
4. Add the eggs, one at a time.
5. Beat well after each egg is added.
6. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt.
7. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture.
8. Stir in the milk a little at a time and mix well after each time the milk is added.
9. Fold in coarsely chopped chocolate bar.
10. Pour batter into pan.
11. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until cake is golden brown and baked through.

You can decorate these cakes with a few heart shaped sprinkles or colored sugar in red or pink. These are a tasty treat for any love celebration.

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