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Last week, I blogged about a contest I’m running to give away heart-shaped cake pans in celebration of Valentine’s Day, thanks to the generosity of Lucky Leaf. It’s still not too late to win your own heart-shaped cake pan either! Just email me your favorite Valentine’s Day recipe, or post a link to it below in the comments section along with your email address, and the cake pan will be yours!

I finally got around to making the recipe they had sent me, in my cute new heart-shaped tin, and I’ve got to say, I was surprised (in a good way!) by the result.

Sweetheart Cherry Cake!

At first I was a bit skeptical of the recipe, as it involved canned pie filling, and store-bought cake mix, two things which I usually prefer to make from scratch. Maybe I was just being a snob, because even though I don’t particularly love cherries, I thought this was one of the yummiest cakes I’ve made in a long time! The heart-shaped cake pan was easy to work with, was the perfect size for the recipe, and made decorating a fun new challenge. I used the buttercream frosting recipe they had suggested, but took liberties with the decorations, dying the icing pink, then adding white-chocolate chips and red sprinkles. The final result looked sort of like a 6-year old girl’s dream cake, but with a bit more finesse could also be the perfect desert for a Valentine’s Day treat.

Instead, I served mine at our Superbowl party. 😛

So, without further ado, here is the recipe: Sweetheart Cherry Cake

Ingredients

Cake:

-1 dry white cake mix

-2 large eggs

-1 tsp baking powder

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-1 can Lucky Leaf Cherry Premium Pie Filling

Buttercream Icing:

-1 cup butter, softened

-1 tsp vanilla extract

-4 cups icing sugar

2-4 tbsp milk

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325, and grease heart-shaped pan.

2. Mix together dry cake mix (disregard the directions on the cake mix box), eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, and half the can of cherry pie filling. Gradually fold in 2nd half of pie filling, until batter is very thick, but moist and well blended.

3. Pour cake mix into pan and bake for 65-70 min. Remove from oven and cool completely before frosting

4. Prepare frosting: cream together butter and vanilla extract, then gradually mix in icing sugar. Add a few spoonfuls of milk if consistency is too thick, but be careful! I added too much milk (none was really necessary) and so my icing was too runny, and was not easy to use when frosting the cake.

5. Add other love-ly embellishments such as sprinkles, white chocolate chips, more pie filling on top, etc under your cake is appropriately festive. 🙂

I highly recommend you give this recipe a try, it’s really tasty and really easy to make. Don’t forget to email me your favorite Valentine’s Day recipes this week to win your own free heart shaped cake pan! Or, you can just post a link to the recipe in the comments section, and leave your email address to I can get in touch to send you the prize.

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Today is the first day of February, which means that there are still a good 2 full months of winter here left in Montreal, and good ‘ol Valentine’s Day is just 2 short weeks away. I like Valentine’s Day, especially the past few years since I’m lucky enough to be in love with a genuinely wonderful person, but I also like it for the holiday-themed baking opportunities it brings.

Goodies from Lucky Leaf!

This year I received a neat gift package from Lucky Leaf, including a heart-shaped cake pan, really cute heart-shaped measuring spoons, delicious-looking cherry pie filling, and the recipe for a yummy-sounding Valentine’s Day delight – Sweetheart Cherry Cake!

The Lucky Leaf site has a lot of tempting recipes (Crunchy Amaretto Peach Cobler, Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie, & Apple Coconut Crisp to name a few). I’m planning to give the recipe a try a bit later this week, and will be sure to post lots of pictures (can’t wait to make a heart-shaped cake!), but in the meantime, Lucky Leaf have also volunteered to offer a similiar giveaway for some of my readers!

Here’s the deal – send me your favorite Valentine’s Day baking recipes, and the top 10 entries will win their own heart-shaped cake pan, along with a recipe for Sweetheart Cherry Cake! Your can submit as many entries as you like, however you’ll only be eligible to win one prize. To submit your entry, email me at fudgiebakes@gmail.com.

I’m looking for anything Valentine’s Day related – cookies, pies, cakes, muffins, truffles, you name it!

Good luck to everyone and happy baking!

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