VANILLA STRAWBERRY LOAF HEART CAKE


HIDDEN STRAWBERRY HEART CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp strawberry extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pink gel food coloring
  • heart cookie cutter

HIDDEN STRAWBERRY HEART DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray.
  • On high speed with an electric mixer beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat after adding each of the eggs, one at a time. Add strawberry extract and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour beating on low until all ingredients are combined.
  • Add several drops of the pink gel food coloring.
  • Pour the pink batter into the loaf pan.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 50 minutes ( loaf will not be completely baked) .
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes.
  • Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Turn upright to cool completely.
  • With the cookie cutter in hand measure for the width of each slice.
  • Cut each slice according to the above measurement.
  • Using the cookie cutter, cut out the hearts. Set aside.


VANILLA CAKE INGREDIENTS

  • 1 C unsalted butter, room temp
  • 2 C flour
  • 1 C sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temp
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt

VANILLA LOAF DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prep a loaf pan with baking spray.
  • Set each heart slice into the loaf pan (these should reach from one end of the loaf pan to the other end of the loaf pan).
  • On high speed with an electric mixer beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beating after adding each of the eggs into the bowl, one at a time. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  • Gradually add the flour beating on low until all ingredients are combined.
  • Begin by filling in the batter on both sides and in between the heart slices and lastly cover the top of the heart as well with the batter.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for about 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean .
  • Cool in pan 15 minutes.
  • Flip the loaf onto a wire rack to cool.
  • Turn upright to cool completely.


ROYAL ICING INGREDIENTS

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pink gel food coloring

ROYAL ICING DIRECTIONS

  • -Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  • -If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  • – Divide the icing evenly into two bowls.
  • -In the first bowl of icing add several drops of pink gel food coloring. Mix well.
  • -Scoop the pink icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.
  • -In the second bowl this icing remains white.
  • -Scoop the white icing into a piping bag with a #2 tip.
  • -Drizzle the pink and white icing on the top of the loaf cake.


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