Cupid's Best Valentine Chocolate Cake Recipe

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Cupid's Best Valentine Chocolate Cake

Penny Jordan

By
@penee55

This is a Valentines' Day special recipe that was recommended to me by a friend...(I think it was a family favorite around Valentines' Day). I couldn't wait to try it because I love recipes that are easy and start with a cake mix...they are the best!
Happy Valentines' Day to all you baking sweeties...


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Serves:

Approx. 16 or so...

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

1 box
red velvet or devil's food cake mix - (18.25 oz.)

TOPPING:

1 - 8 oz. pkg
whipped cream cheese
1/2 c
powdered sugar
1/2 c
strawberry jam (seedless)
2 drops
red food coloring
1 - 8 oz. pkg
frozen whipped topping, thawed
1 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 tsp
vegetable shortening
20 large
fresh strawberries, washed and dried well

Directions Step-By-Step

1
1.)Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
2.)Prepare baking dish/pan (9 x 13 inch) by spraying it with "BAKERS' JOY" cooking spray and set aside.
2
3.)PREPARE:
cake mix according to package directions.
BAKE:
For 25 to 30 minutes (according to baking time on package) Then cool on cooling rack(s).
3
MEANWHILE:
4.)BEAT:
Cream cheese, powdered sugar, jam, and food coloring, blend well. Fold in whipped topping.
5.)FROST:
Top of cooled cake, cover, and refrigerate.
4
OPTIONAL STEP:
6.)In microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, vegetable shortening, for 1 minute, stir until smooth.
7.)Place on wax paper on plate, and place strawberries 1/2 way in chocolate, then place dipped strawberries on wax paper to harden.
8.)When ready to serve cut cake into squares and top with a strawberry on each piece.
9.)Enjoy!
10.)Store leftovers in covered container in refrigerator.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate
Other Tag: Quick & Easy