Today I am sharing a very special cake with you. It is not the recipe that makes this cake special but the story behind this cake. You see, my birthday is three days after Valentine's Day and my Mom would always make our birthday cakes. My parents always struggled the first few months of the year so there wasn't much money when it came time for my birthday. Now don't get me wrong, my parents did the best they could with what they had to work with. I really didn't understand this when I was younger but as I have become a parent I know those struggles all to well. Of all the birthday cakes I had growing up, this is the only one I remember. My Mom, I am sure, wanted to make this cake extra special for my special day, I felt like a million bucks! She still remembers this cake as much as I do.
Mix a yellow cake mix and divide between two cake pans. I baked these in a round cake pan and a square pan.
Place the square cake at an angle and cut the round cake in half and piece together your heart.
Frost with icing and decorated with Red Hots. My Mom used the cinnamon hearts for my cake but I could not find them anywhere. I searched four local stores and found these in the last one.
Do they not make them anymore??
I love you Mom with all my heart and thank you so much for making me feel extra special so many years ago. I will continue to make and share this cake with my babies and hope they feel the love as much as I did every time you made me a cake for my birthday.
Served Up With Love!
With All My Heart Cake
1 box yellow cake mix (or any flavor)
2 containers of white/vanilla frosting (or make your own)
1 bag of Red Hots Candies (or hearts if you can find them)
Mix cake according to directions on the box. Bake in one round cake pan and one square pan according to directions on box. Allow to cool, place square cake on platter diagonally and slice the round cake in half and place on each side at the top. Frost with icing and place Red Hots on the cake. Enjoy!