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Valentine Cake with Buttercream Frosting
Post by Linda on Sep 22nd, 2002, 6:58pm

1 pkg. white cake mix for 2 layer cake
1 (12 oz.) container crushed berry cranberry-strawberry sauce (Ocean Spray)*
2/3 c. milk
3 tbsp. flour
1/2 c. margarine or butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening
3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. salt
2 pts. strawberries

About 2 hours before serving or early in day: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour 8 inch round cake pan and 8 inch square baking pan. (If you have a heart shaped baking pans you can use those.) Prepare cake mix as label directs, using egg whites; pour into pans. Blend cranberry sauce into batter. Bake 35 to 40 minutes. Cool as label directs. Prepare frosting: In 1 quart saucepan, mix milk and flour. Over medium heat, cook until mixture boils, stirring constantly; boil 1 minute. Cool slightly. In small bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat margarine, shortening, and sugar until blended. At high speed, beat until light and fluffy. Reduce speed to low; add milk mixture, vanilla, and salt; at high speed, beat until very fluffy. Cut round layer into 2 semi-circles; arrange on plate with square layer to form a heart. Spoon 1/3 frosting into decorating bag with rosette tube. Spread remaining frosting over cake. Cut each berry in half; arrange on cake, leaving 3/4 inch border. Pipe frosting around berries. Makes 16 servings. Each serving, about 385 calories. *Cranberry-raspberry sauce may be substituted.

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