Here is the recipe:
RED VELVET CAKE HEARTS WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLING
1 (18.25 ounce) box red velvet cake mix
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
Garnish: confectioners' sugar
Spray a 15 x 10 inch rimmed baking sheet with nonstick baking spray with flour. Line pan with parchment paper.
Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes, or until a wooden pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool in pan for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a cutting board and cool completely. Using a 2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 24 hearts. Cut hearts in half horizontally.
In large bowl, combine cream cheese and butter. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.
Turn hearts cut side up. Pipe cream cheese onto center of 12 hearts, and top with the remaining 12 hearts. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Garnish with confectioners' sugar, if desired.
Behind the scenes shots~~~
I tried using a large Fleur de Lis cookie cutter but it didn't work out so well.
A last minute thought was to use a small circle cookie cutter along with using the heart cookie cutter.
The small cutter works best. I'll have to get a smaller heart cookie cutter for next time!!
And of course there is always the big mess left behind. But I think it was worth it! My husband thinks so too!!
One more thing~~~
The cute bookmark I used in the 1st picture is from
I got them for Christmas. Not sure if they are still available
They are so cute and so retro looking!
Hope you try this recipe for your Valentine!!
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