Every year my daughter is ecstatic when valentines (or simply February) rolls around…because that means it is time for Heart Surprise Pound Cake! This is a very simple treat to make but has big impact – kids and adults are amazed…and surprised of course.
Step 1Preheat the oven to 350. Mix one package of Pound Cake (according to package directions). Add 6 capfuls of red food coloring and mix until all the batter is colored. Bake for one hour. Remove from oven, let cool.
Step 2Once cool, cut into 3/4"-1" slices. Then using the heart cookie cutter cut heart shapes. I am usually able to get at least 2 hearts from each slice.
Step 3Mix together the second package of Pound Cake Mix. In a second (or a cleaned) loaf pan, place enough batter (about 1 1/2 cups) to fill the pan about 1". Beginning 1/2" from the en of the loaf pan, place your hearts in the center of the batter.
Step 4Place the remaining batter on top and all around the sides of the hearts. Bake for 1 hour at 350F
Step 5Remove from oven. Let it cool completely and then slice and be surprised!
Step 6This treat is really so easy to make...but it looks like it took so much effort...and better yet everyone loves the surprise and the taste of course!