Valentine’s Day Love Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Valentine’s Day Love Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Equipment
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3 9-inch round cake pans
1 10-inch round cake board
Ingredients
Ingredients
2 boxes white cake mix
8 large egg whites
2 ½ C water
1 C canola oil
2 tsp cinnamon extract
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
3 C unsalted butter softened
6 C powdered sugar
5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
2 tsp vanilla extract
Pink gel food coloring
1 disposable piping bag
1 large piping bag with star tip
Valentine’s Day Sprinkles
3 Red Rock Candy Sticks
2 Red Heart Marshmallow sticks
Red foiled chocolate hearts

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Instructions

Cake Directions
Preheat oven to 350 and spray cake pans with pam baking spray
Using a hand mixer and large bowl, beat all cake ingredients until combined and smooth
Pour batter evenly into the three pans
Place into the oven and back for 28-32 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean
Allow to cool completely
Frosting Directions
Using a standing mixer, beat all ingredients except for the color until combined and smooth but stiff with peaks
Beat in a few drops of pink coloring until combined
Scoop 1 C of the pink frosting into another bowl and mix in a few more drops of pink to make it darker
Building the Cake directions
Place one cake layer onto the cake board and cut the dome off the cake to make an even layer
Repeat step with other two layers

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Scoop 1 C of pink frosting onto the bottom layer and spread evenly
Place the second cake layer on top and spread evenly 1 more cup of frosting
Place the last layer of cake on top and frost with remaining pink frosting
Using some valentine’s day sprinkles, coat the bottom part of the cake with sprinkles
Place the darker pink frosting into the microwave for 10 seconds to soften it
Scoop it into the piping bag
Cut the tip off the piping bag and pipe drips around the top edge
Scoop the lighter pink frosting into the large piping bag
Pipe dollops around the top and sprinkle some more Valentine’s Day sprinkles on top
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Enjoy!

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