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Valentine Cake
Post by Linda on Sep 22nd, 2002, 6:52pm

1 tablespoon shortening
1 tablespoon flour
1/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup sugar
2 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
13 maraschino cherries
1 package white frosting mix
Coconut flakes

Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease 9 x 9 x 2 inch square pan with 1 tablespoon of shortening. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour over the pan. Beat shortening, flour, half of the milk, sugar, baking powder, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Add the remaining milk and mix together. Then beat for 2 minutes. Scrape batter into the pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool. Prepare frosting as shown on package. Remove cake from pan and cut into heart shape. Spread frosting over cake. Sprinkle with coconut flakes and decorate with cherries.