Not to sound corny, but I really do love Valentine’s Day. A day I can celebrate the ones I care about with simple gestures. What is there not to love? It is a day when we believe in chubby little cupids, and hope to get hit with an arrow smack dab in the heart. Card manufacturers rejoice and candy sales go up as parents cringe when big bags of candy come home with their kids from school. It is the only day that pink and red match and you can guiltlessly indulge in candy and champagne without a care, all in the name of love!
This year for Valentine’s Day I decided to do something a bit different. I wanted to create a moist and buttery dessert for everyone in the family to enjoy instead of the same ol’ boxes of candy. I have seen other people creating cakes with special designs in them for holidays, so I thought I would put my own twist on that idea with my recipe for Valentine’s Day.
One of my favorite traditional Valentine’s Day treats is chocolate covered strawberries, so that was my inspiration. I got busy and started baking. Eight boxes of cake mix, 2 quarts of strawberries and 2 pounds of chocolate later, I finally perfected the recipe! This labor of love is for your benefit -and of course to all of my neighbors and family who enjoyed my cake experiment. I worked out all of the kinks so you don’t have to. All you have to do is grab your stick of butter, a cake mix and a few other ingredients and you will be on your way to the perfect Valentine’s Day treat to dazzle your loved ones. This year for Valentine’s Day, put your “heart” into it. Create this sweetheart of a dessert since there is nothing better than “Love in the Cake!”