I Heart You Pound Cake

I’ve been wanting to try this trick ever since I saw it on Pinterest.  I wasn’t sure if a heart would work or not but with Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, I wanted to give it a shot.  What do you think?  I have to admit, it was kind of difficult.  This my second attempt.  The first one?  Total fail.  But it still tasted delicious.  It just looked like a giant, pink brain inside of a loaf of pound cake.  Not very Valentine’s Day-ish.  I’m so glad I tried it again.
I made two loaves of Red Velvet Pound Cake (one recipe).  (Recipe will be coming soon.)
Slice into 1 1/2 inch slices and cut shape out of each slice.
You can make them as big as you would like.  We just made little ones using our Wilton Nesting Heart Cutter Set
(since our first attempt with the bigger hearts was a totally fail.)
We made an easy pound cake recipe found on our blog here.  You can make any recipe you want but I thought a lighter batter might not make the hearts flop over.We do most of our baking in the morning.  Can you tell?

Pour a little of the “white” batter into the loaf pans.  One recipe makes 2 loaves.  Arrange heart slices so they fit snugly together.
Pour batter over the top of hearts.
Bake in a 325 degree oven for about 60 minutes.  (Until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.)
Let cool in the pan for about 30 minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before cutting.
The hearts fell over but I think it turned out okay.  And it was delicious!
Happy Valentine’s Day!
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  1. Wow, how clever is that! Perfect for Valentine’s Day and a real surprise when you cut the cake. Love this!

  2. I think it’s very cute:)

  3. I love this! And I think the hearts at an angle are really cute that way.

  4. I agree~I like the hearts at an angle! Neat idea 🙂

  5. This is too cute! Saw this post over at Hungry Little Girl! What a great idea for Valentine’s Day!

  6. Really cute! It does look like a lot of effort, but the results are great! 🙂

  7. cute that bread look so fun! Kids would love this. Thanks for sharing at Tasteful Tuesdays this week! Do you sew or know someone who does? I have a fabulous pattern sale (18 patterns for under $25) and giveaway going on right now.http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2013/02/sew-fab-e-pattern-sale-and-giveaway.html

  8. this is awesome. Love it. I knew you would have some creative link ups for my V-day round up. thanks for stopping by.

  9. I love this idea! So pretty!

  10. So cute!

  11. I love it! Super cute!!

  12. this is so cute! i heart it 🙂

    Stopping by from the blog hop!
    trish @ tales from … 

  13. That is amazing! I can see why your girl is smiling- a creative and delicious treat.

    If you’d like to share this or another post on the photo friday blog hop, we’d love to have you party with us.

    Happy (nearly) weekend!

  14. Wow! Such a cute cake!

    I wanted to let you know that I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! *Fanfare* If you’d like to pass it along, just copy the rules and have fun!

    Happy Friday! xx

  15. This is fabulous and fun – so making it for V-Day and featuring it on my valentines round up

  16. Hi Erin,
    What a great idea for Valentine Day, this looks awesome! Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  17. This is so cute. I’m trying it today but using strawberry cake and banana bread. Did you have an issue with the hearts floating? Mine kept wanting to float to the top. It’s in the oven now and not to sure how it will turn out.
    Thank you again
    Jennifer Wojnar
    From CraftyCouponClippingMom.com

  18. This is so cute!! Our kids will absolutely love this on Valentine’s Day! Thanks for sharing it at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday! -The Six Sisters

  19. Featuring at Bacon Time soon! Happy V day.

  20. This is the most gorgeous idea I have seen in a while! I love everything about it! Thank you so much for sharing this at Wednesday Extravaganza – hope to see you there again this week with more of your deliciousness 🙂

  21. What a pretty, fun surprise to find inside! I have been wanting to try this technique too, Erin! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  22. I said it before and I’ll say it again – such a cute cake!

    Thank you for coming over and sharing this at The Purple Pumpkin Blog Link Party! Hope to see you again next time!

    Michelle xx

  23. Thank you so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout! You’re being featured tonight!

  24. I made 5 loaves of this pound cake – my kids love it! Thanks again!

  25. This is way cool and such a special fun thing to do for Valentine’s Day!!!
    Thanks for linking up & sharing your creativity with us at TGIF! I featured this at TGIF this week here: http://livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com/2013/02/tgif-linky-party-63.html

    Hope to see you linked up again today! Have a great weekend =-)

  26. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are have a great Valentine weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  27. This is genius! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  28. Love this cake! I’ll have to remember it on Valentine’s Day 🙂