Recipe by QueenCook
"This is a great, easy cake perfect for Valentine's Day! Also includes great icing recipe! My family makes this every Valentine's Day, and it's a favorite!"
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It isn't even close to Valentine's Day but when I noticed this recipe I recognized it as quite possibly a hidden gem of a yellow cake. While I didn't use the designated pans, it did "pan out." (Ha! Couldn't resist!) I did have my concerns - first, this calls for a little more milk than other, similar, recipes. Then, when I mixed it up, the batter looked just a teensy bit curdly, not as silky and fluffy as I would have liked. (or as the batter I used yesterday in "Aunt Mary's Delicious Bunny Cake" was) I made half a recipe into 12 cupcakes. I gazed at them a couple of times during the baking process (about 20 minutes) and they rose up nicely. The frosting, as I've mentioned many times in my reviews, has that 2 c. powdered sugar to 1/2 c. butter or shortening that I prize. In this instance, however, a little milk or water is needed. The cake is moist (since butter cakes can be dry I added a tablespoon of vegetable oil to this half recipe - 2 T. if using the full recipe), a pretty yellow, soft, but not so soft it's fragile, not fluffy but not dense either - just what you'd want for the perfect old-fashioned yellow layer cake or cupcake. The bottom line is that as this recipe's first reviewer I give it two thumbs up. I'm sure it would make a darned fine Valentines's Day Cake, but it made some darned good cupcakes too!.
Made this into cupcakes, they were dense and pretty dry. The icing was delicious.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Valentine's Day Cake
Serving Size: 1/16 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 16
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 226
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