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cupid's best valentine chocolate cake

★★★★★ 1
a recipe by
Penny Jordan
Lubbock, TX

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...

★★★★★ 1
serves Approx. 16 or so...
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min

Ingredients For cupid's best valentine chocolate cake

  • 1 box
    red velvet or devil's food cake mix - (18.25 oz.)
  • 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 lg
    fresh strawberries, washed and dried well

How To Make cupid's best valentine chocolate cake

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    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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.

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