Writer Carol Fraser Hagen offers an easy dessert to make with your kids this Valentine's Day.
These cute little cakes would make a festive dessert for a dinner party or any special event in the month of February, not just Valentine's Day.
You will have to supervise your children, while they mix the batter and use the oven. But of course, you'll want to help decorate the cakes. After all, that's half the fun.
HEART-SHAPED STRAWBERRY MINI-CAKES
Here's What You Will Need:
A mini heart shaped cake tin
1 (18 oz.) box strawberry cake mix
1 (15 oz.) can strawberry pie filling
1 (8 oz.) tub nondairy whipped dessert topping
1 bag Valentine candy hearts
1 (3 oz.) jar heart-shaped candy sprinkles
Help children prepare cake mix according to package directions. Have children fill each section of the heart-shaped mini-cake tin 1/3 full with batter (Note: a regular size box of cake mix will make about 24 mini-cakes, so there will be enough batter for several batches of mini-cakes).
Bake mini-cakes according to package directions. Let cakes cool, then wrap the cakes in plastic wrap so they will stay moist. When ready to serve, layer the top of one mini-cake with strawberry pie filling, then top it with another mini-cake to make a heart-shaped sandwich.
Put a few dollops of whipped cream on top of the sandwich, then decorate with candy hearts and/or heart-shaped candy sprinkles. Decorate only as many cakes as you plan to serve immediately.
Save the others to decorate and serve later.
Happy Valentine's Day!
Suzanne and Wendy
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