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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: RASPBERRY-LEMON HEART CAKES!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

RASPBERRY-LEMON HEART CAKES!

   These pretty, heart-shaped cakes are perfect for the kids to make.






Ingredients

  • 2cupsall purpose flour
  • 1teaspoonbaking powder
  • 3/4teaspooncoarse kosher salt
  • 4large eggs
  • 2cupssugar
  • 1teaspoonvanilla extract
  • 1/2cupunsalted butter, melted, warm
  • 1cupwhole milk, room temperature
  • Raspberry jam or fruit spread
  • Purchased lemon curd
  • Powdered sugar

Preparation

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line heavy 18x12x1-inch baking sheet with parchment paper. Whisk first 3 ingredients in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla in large bowl until very pale and thick, about 5 minutes. Beat in butter, then milk. Fold in flour mixture, then beat just until blended, about 30 seconds. Spread batter evenly into prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean and cake begins to color on top, 26 to 28 minutes. Cool cake completely on baking sheet on rack.
  • Using 4-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 8 hearts from cake (cover and reserve leftover cake). Spread thin layer of jam over top of 1 cake heart. Spread 1 heaping teaspoon of lemon curd over; top with another cake heart. Repeat with remaining hearts, jam, and lemon curd. Sprinkle each with powdered sugar.



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