Surprise Heart Pound Cake
In honor of my anniversary, which is just a few days away, I wanted to share this Surprise Heart Pound Cake recipe with you. With Valentine’s Day just passing us by, this would have also been a great recipe then. But I think this pound cake could be made for several reasons. One, obviously would be for an anniversary. But I think this would also be much appreciated when someone isn’t feeling well, or just to let someone know that you are thinking of them. This Surprise Heart Pound Cake takes a little time to prepare, but the presentation is so worth it!
- 2 boxes of pound cake mix
- ½ cup of butter, softened
- 4 eggs
- 1⅓ cups of milk
- red food coloring
- 1½ cups of powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp of milk
- You will also need a heart shaped cookie cutter.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and spray a loaf pan with cooking spray.
- Prepare your first pound cake following the box directions. Add the red food coloring to get a good pink color in the batter.
- Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 45 minutes (about 10 less than box directions).
- Let cool on a rack for about an hour.
- Remove the cake from the pan and refrigerate for several hours.
- Slice the cold cake into slices no thicker than your heart shaped cookie cutter.
- Use the cookie cutter to cut heart shapes from each slice and stack to the side.
- Prepare the other box of pound cake mix following the box directions.
- Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
- Pour ¼" of the batter in the bottom of the loaf pan.
- Place your heart cut-outs down the middle, keeping them straight and together.
- Pour the remaining batter over the heart cut-outs in the pan. Ensure it gets down the sides and covers the top. (There will be a lot of batter left!)
- Bake according to box directions.
- Let cool on a rack for an hour.
- Remove from pan and place on a platter.
- In a medium bowl, add powdered sugar and slowly add milk. Whisk together until desired consistency is reached.
- Drizzle icing over cake and serve.
Please do not let the prep time for this Surprise Heart Pound Cake worry you. A LOT of that time is when the cake is in the fridge or cooling on a rack. Se even though it does take some time, it really goes together pretty easily. Be sure to check out all of our yummy recipes HERE!
I always keep a lot of cookie cutters in the kitchen. You never know when or what you can use them for. This is a great set that comes in a container with a lid!