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Peanut Butter Cup Heart Valentine Cake

Details

Time
2 hours 45 minutes
Skill Level
Beginner
Yields
1 cake

Nothing says Valentine's Day like a heart. This chocolate cake recipe says it with REESE'S Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures. A quick pink frosting and a peanut butter heart make this an easy Valentine's Day dessert idea they'll love.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
35 minutes
Bake Time
34 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups
    sugar
  • 1-3/4 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    baking powder
  • 1-1/2 tsps
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 2
    eggs
  • 1 cup
    milk
  • 1/2 cup
    vegetable oil
  • 2 tsps
    vanilla extract
  • 1 cup
    boiling water
  • 2 cans
    vanilla ready-to-spread frosting or about 3 cups of your favorite homemade vanilla frosting (16 oz each)
  • red food color
  • 1-1/3 cups
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Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
9-inch round baking pans 9-Inch Round Baking Pans
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
measuring cups Measuring Cups
rubber scraper Rubber Scraper
wire rack Wire Rack
wax paper Wax Paper
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour two 9-inch round baking pans.

2

Stir together sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk, oil and vanilla; beat on medium speed of mixer 2 minutes. Stir in boiling water (batter will be thin). Pour batter into prepared pans.

3

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire rack. Cool completely.

4

Tint frosting to desired shade of pink with several drops red food color. Frost cake.

5

Cut desired size heart from wax paper. Lightly place on surface of cake (do not press into cake); use edge of knife or toothpick to outline heart onto frosted cake surface. Remove paper. Place mini peanut butter cups on cake following heart outline. 

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