Valentine’s Day Heart Chocolate Pound Cake


Take a look at this spectacular heart-shaped chocolate cake! Topped with fresh flowers, sweet berries, icing hearts and pastel stars, it is the perfect cake for every celebration of love--Valentine’s Day, Bridal Showers, and Weddings!
Makes: 4-6 Servings
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Step 1

Make Heart Fluted Chocolate Pound CakePreheat oven to 325°F. Prepare heart fluted tube pan with vegetable pan spray.

Step 2

In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well in between each. Add chocolate and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; mix well. Combine flour and salt; stir baking soda into sour cream. Alternately add sour cream and flour to butter mixture, beating until just combined. Pour batter into prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake 40-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on cooling grid 15 minutes; remove from pan and cool completely.

Step 4

Make and tint buttercream icing. Prepare buttercream icing and divide into three 1/4 cup portions. Tint portions light pink, dark pink and green (combine Kelly Green with a little Sky Blue for green shown). Set icing aside.

Step 5

Make glaze. Combine confectioners’ sugar, milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. Stir until smooth and pour over top of cake.

Step 6

Decorate cake. Top cake with raspberries and flowers, support with dots of light pink icing. Pipe tip 16 and 18 stars in light pink, dark pink and green icings on cake top. Add sprinkles. Let dry 1 hour.

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1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract, 4 Oz. (divided)

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butter, softened

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter, softened

granulated sugar

3/4 cups granulated sugar

Eggs

2 Eggs

bittersweet chocolate

3 ounces bittersweet chocolate (melted)

all-purpose flour

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

salt

1/8 teaspoon salt

baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

sour cream

1/3 cup sour cream

vegetable pan spray

vegetable pan spray

Confectioners’ Sugar

1 cup Confectioners’ Sugar

milk

4 teaspoons milk

fresh raspberries

fresh raspberries (washed and dried)

edible flowers

edible flowers

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