Valentine’s Day Recipes: Peek-A-Boo Heart Cake
I’m not much of a baker, but I love edible art projects for kids. And there’s something about Valentine’s Day that makes me pull out the frosting, food coloring, and sprinkles and let my daughter go wild with creativity. My “go to” is this simple Decorate a Cupcake project.
But when I saw this Peekaboo Pumpkin Pound Cake recipe on Pinterest I knew I had to adapt it for Valentine’s Day. It took longer than I typically like baking projects to take but it was well worth it! Don’t you agree? Here are the instructions for making one of my new favorite Valentine’s Day recipes: Peek-A-Boo Heart Cake.
Make a Peek-A-Boo Heart Cake
Step 1: Make pound cake batter following the package instructions (or use your fave recipe). Add food coloring to desired amount. Note: the brighter the better for contrast. Bake according to instructions less 10 minutes. Cool completely.
Step 2: Remove from pan and refrigerate for at least 4 hours.
Step 3: Slice bread and cut heart shapes using a heart cookie cutter. I used a small one but you could go larger like in the pumpkin recipe.
Step 4: Line hearts in a prepared bread pan.
Step 5: Make 2nd pound cake batter mix according to package directions. Add food coloring if desired (in hindsight I would not have done this). Pour batter over hearts in pan being sure to completely cover them. Bake according to instructions.
Step 6: Cool completely, remove from pan, frost and decorate.
Step 7: Cut and enjoy!