Happy Valentine’s Day! Since my husband and I both work during the week we decided to do our Valentines celebration today so we could enjoy each other all day long. This early Valentine’s Day started with my husband making me a fabulous breakfast of fried taters, soft scrambled eggs with cheese, and cinnamon raisin bread French toast, what a wonderful way to start the day. So I will be making him dinner tonight, I will be making slow cooker beef stroganoff that we will be posting another day. Today's post is all about love and baking The Semi-Homemade Way. Every Valentine’s Day dinner must have some type of sweet ending and in my book something with chocolate, this day is no different.
1 - White Cake Mix
1 1/4 C. - Water
1/3 C. - Oil
3 - Egg Whites
Red Food Coloring Drops
Make the cake according to box instructions for a 13x9, after you put the batter into the cake pan, dropping 1 drop of food coloring 3 down the width of the cake and 4 across the length of the cake. Using a toothpick swirl the coloring into the batter. Bake per the instructions on the box. When the cake is done, cool it completely. At this point, you can either take the cake out of the baking dish or cut into any shapes you would like or you can leave the cake in the baking dish and frost it. Since it is Valentine’s Day, I chose to use my heart shaped cutters to cut the cake. Once the shapes are cut and ready for frosting make the below recipe. If you don’t wish to make homemade frosting of course your favorite store bought would be just fine.
Chocolate Marshmallow Frosting
1 7oz. - Jar Marshmallow Cream
3/4 C. - Powder Sugar
3 1oz. - Unsweetened Chocolate Squares (melted)
1 1/2 Tbs. - Butter Flavored Shortening
1/4 C. - Half & Half
Place the marshmallow cream, 2/3 of the powder sugar, melted chocolate, shortening and half of the half & half into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Alternate the remaining sugar and cream until desired thickness. Once completely smooth and ready to use, frost your cake. If you decided to cut the cake out into shapes then as I did frost each cake cut out and stack on top of each other in the center of your serving plate. When you place this simple yet elegant cake of Love in front of your sweetheart watch a smile come across their face as you express your love with not only words but with a delicious cake to share at the end of this romantic dinner.
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