Fudgey Valentine Cake
This beautiful and romantic cake is perfect for Valentine's Day! The recipe is also easy to turn into a cake for any occasion, Flag Day, birthdays you name it. Decorate it accordingly.
or margarine, softened
Heat oven to 350℉ (180℃).
Grease and flour two 9-inch heart-shaped pans.
In large bowl, beat butter and sugar on medium speed of electric mixer until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and vanilla; beat well.
Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add to butter. Beat 3 minutes on medium speed.
Add sour cream (or yogurt) and mix well to incorporate.
Pour into prepared pans.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.
Cool 10 minutes, remove from pans to wire racks.
Cool completely. Frost with pink or red frosting.
For a double layer cake spread raspberry jam (or icing) between the two layers.
Frost and decorate as desired. As pictured we used home made American Style Frosting. See recipe in the links below.