Make this sweet sweetheart cake – the loveliest cake you ever baked!
Make it for a bridal party or for a birthday, for a wedding anniversary, for Father’s Day, or just to please someone you love.
Sweetheart Valentine’s Day cake recipe
1/2 cup shortening
2-1/2 cups sifted cake flour
4 teaspoons double acting baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 egg whites
Preparation: Have all ingredients at room temperature. Preheat oven to 375F. Line bottoms of two heart-shaped pans (equivalent to two 9″ round pans) with waxed paper.
Step 1: Put shortening in bowl. Sift in flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add 2/3 cup of the milk, and vanilla. Beat 2 min. on medium speed of electric mixer, or by hand using 150 strokes per min. Throughout mixing, keep batter scraped from sides and bottom of the bowl with rubber scraper. Scrape bowl and heaters.
Step 2: Add unbeaten egg whites and remaining 1/3 cup milk. Beat for 2 additional minutes. Scrape bowl and beaters. Pour equal amounts of batter into pans. Bake about 28 minutes, or till done. Cool.
Step 3: Fill and frost with 7-minute icing. Reserve a little and tint to match flowers. Edge cake with tinted frosting, using the tip of a spoon. Coil ribbon around the plate (hold in place with bits of tape if necessary) and tuck sweet peas, or other flowers, into loops.