Monday, February 14, 2011
Semi Homemade Valentines Cake
I couldn't spend my whole Valentines Day sitting in my office and not doing anything fun for my boys.
I know how sad they get when I bake up tons of cupcakes and take them to someone other then our house.
So I stopped by the store to pick up some rib eyes and all the ingredients to have a wonderful dinner at home.
Instead of cupcakes, I thought I would get out of my comfort zone and make a double layer cake.
I received a checker board cake pan set from my Aunt Judy and just love to make cakes and I should actually make them one this week and bring it to them as a surprise.
So I made batter for a red velvet cake, yes out of a box does the trick, and a vanilla cake batter.
I baked the cakes as directed on the box and let cool. I leveled off the tops of each.
Placed one layer on my cake dish and put down a layer of frosting.
I topped the frosting layered cake with the second cake.
I placed the cake in the freezer to set up a bit.
I frosted the remaining cake and I'm just so shocked, it came out great.
It reminded me of my Grandmother Agnes' cakes she would make.
The frosting I made was a pecan frosting.
I took a large bag of whole pecans from my local grocery store and blended them into tiny pieces.
I placed 5 soften sticks of organic Irish butter, 1 two pound bag of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, you can add a bit of water until you get it to the thinness you like. I didn't have to use any water.
I found the recipe for the frosting from my good friends blog, Sweet Creations by Stephanie
Please try this recipe, you won't be sorry.