Fudgey valentine cake

Yield: 10 Servings

Measure Ingredient
⅔ cup Butter or margarine softened
1¾ cup Sugar
2 \N Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
1¾ cup All-purpose flour
¾ cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa OR- European Style Cocoa
1½ teaspoon Baking soda
1 teaspoon Salt
1½ cup Dairy sour cream
½ cup Butter or margarine softened
4¼ cup Powdered sugar to...
5 tablespoons Milk
2 teaspoons Vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon Red food color
\N \N Maraschino cherries, or
\N \N Chocolate curls (optional)


1. Heat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour two 9-inch heart-shaped pans.* 2. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.

3. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture alternately with sour cream, blending well. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed.

4. Pour into prepared pans. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to wire racks. Cool completely.

5. Prepare PINK BUTTERCREAM FROSTING. Frost top of 1 layer; place second layer on top. Frost top & sides of entire cake. Garnish with maraschino cherries or chocolate curls, if desired. 10 to 12 servings.

PINK BUTTERCREAM FROSTING: In small bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Gradually add powdered sugar alternately with milk and vanilla until smooth and of desired consistency; stir in food color.

*NOTE: One 8-inch square baking pan and one 8-inch round baking pan (each must be 2-inches deep) may be substituted for heart-shaped pans.

Prepare, bake and cool cake as directed above. Cut round layer in half, forming 2 half circles; place cut edge against adjacent sides of square layer to form heart. Frost entire cake.

Hershey's is a registered trademark of Hershey Foods Corporation.

Recipe may be reprinted courtesy of the Hershey Kitchens.

Meal-Master format by Karen Mintzias File

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