This is the first time I have made this cake size for a Reunion using WHITE LILY FLOUR.
I WAS CERTAINLY AMAZED IN A POSITIVE WAY WITH THE OUT COME OF the CAKE. THIS RECIPE MADE MY 11 cup HEART SHAPED PAN PLUS 3 LOAF PAN SIZES so I could ADD SLICES AROUND THE HEART shaped cake to use as a center piece.
The pan has a heart shape indented in the center, & I filled it with fresh Strawberries & then added mini marshmallows around the fruit, but you can use fresh peaches, or blue berries or what ever you like.
The cake is great plain with ice cream or a dusting of powdered sugar.
Please note if you are not using the White Lily all purpose flour, omit the extra 3/4 cup flour. Because the HEART SYMBOLIZES LOVE, I CHOSE TO bake the main cake in the HEART shaped pan, then the remaining batter in loaf pans to be sliced and arranged around the HEART CAKE FOR THE TABLE DISPLAY. Many friends and family remembered having this cake in years past, and loved it. This is MAMA'S BASIC Recipe just in a larger size for a large gathering.
For this recipe, I use a 11 cup capacity Heart shaped Pan , and 3 Disposable loaf pans that were approximately 3 inches X 8 inches. Between the 4 pans they were enough to accommodate this size recipe. The amount in the above recipe is what this recipe made. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Cream the Butter with the sugar till light & fluffy.
Then add the eggs one at a time and beat well after each has been added. I am showing 8 but I did add 10.
Measure out the flour into a medium size bowl then add the salt, and baking powder, then stir to blend together & set aside till needed.
Alternately add the flour to the creamed mixture with the evaporated milk.
Now add the extracts and yellow food coloring if using, and beat till blended together.
Prepare pans with Bakers Joy or grease with butter and dust with flour, and remove excess flour. Then fill pans leaving at least 1 1/2 to 2 inches from the top of pan, to allow for the batter to rise during cooking. Pour batter into cake pans and bake in preheated 350 degrees F. oven for approximately 45 to 50 minutes for the smaller loaf pans, and the Heart shaped pan required more time about 55 minutes to an hour. Test with toothpick to make sure it comes out clean before removing from oven. Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Serve plain or with fresh fruit if desired. The loaves are to be sliced and arranged around the heart shaped pan. I added fresh strawberries to the center of the cake, can use peaches, or Blueberries or what ever you like.
I ordered the Heart shaped Pan from Amazon it is called THE CROWN OF HEARTS CAKE PAN AND HOLDS 11 CUPS OF BATTER.