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Heart Inside Cake
This Heart Inside Cake is a fun dessert to make for Valentine's, Mother's Day or a birthday party. It's a hidden design where the heart is only revealed as a surprise when you cut the cake!
Servings: 12 servings
- 15 oz red velvet cake mix 1 box, plus ingredients called for on the box
- 15 oz white cake mix 1 box, plus ingredients called for on the box
- 1 tube white icing
- sprinkles optional
Preheat the oven at 350°F. Grease a loaf pan with butter and line with parchment paper.
Make the red velvet cake batter according to the package directions. Pour the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean.
Remove the cake from oven and allow to cool in the pan for 5 minutes before unmolding onto a wire rack to cool completely.
Cut the cake widthwise into 1-inch thick slabs. Place the slab on a work surface and use a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter to make heart-shaped cutouts (see note). Place them in a resealable plastic bag and freeze for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the white cake batter according to the package directions. Clean and dry the loaf pan, greasing it and lining with parchment again.
Pour a 1/2 inch layer of white cake batter into the bottom of the pan. Carefully stack the hearts upright in the pan side-to-side so they are touching. Then pour the remaining batter on top just to cover completely (you may find it helpful to have a second set of hands to pour while you hold the hearts while you're doing this).
Bake 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick or cake tester comes out clean. Cool completely in the pan without unmolding.
When completely cool, use a spatula to spread the frosting evenly across the top and sides of the cake. Add sprinkles and serve.
- Heart Shaped Cutter: If you don't have a heart-shaped cookie cutter, you can use a medium-sized soda bottle to make one. Watch the video to see how to do it.
- Cake Mix: You can substitute any two cake mixes, as long as there is a color contrast. However, avoid sponge cakes or angel food cakes, which are difficult to work with.
Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 490mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 49g | Vitamin A: 150IU | Calcium: 80mg | Iron: 1.6mg