Cupid’s Love Valentine’s Cake

Preparation Time:  10 minutes
Cooking Time:  30 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • 1 pound(s) (18.25-oz.) plain white mix, plus additional ingredients as directed
  • red food coloring, optional
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) cream of tartar
  • red or pink sugar sprinkles
  • heart-shaped candy decors, optional

Directions

  1. Preheat oven and prepare cake mix as package directs for a 2-layer,9-inch cake. Tint batter pink with red food coloring, if desired.
  2. Cool cakes in pans for 15 minutes. Remove from pans; place on wire racks to cool completely.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare frosting. In top of double boiler, over simmering water, beat egg whites, sugar, 1/4 cup water, corn syrup and cream of tartar with handheld mixer at high speed until soft peaks form, about 7 to 10 minutes. Remove double-boiler top from double-boiler bottom; continue beating at high speed until frosting is thick enough to spread, about 7 to 10 minutes more.
  4. To assemble cake, place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on cake plate, and spread with frosting. Top with second layer; spread remaining frosting over sides and top of cake (keep any extra frosting in an airtight container in fridge for another use).
  5. Gently lay a heart-shaped cookie cutter on surface of cake to serve as a stencil. Fill inside of cookie cutter evenly with red or pink sugar sprinkles; carefully lift off cutter to reveal the heart-shaped design. Repeat using heart-shaped cutters of various sizes, if desired. Garnish with heart-shaped candy decors.