Recipe Details

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 cake

Ingredients

  • 2cupswhite sugar

  • 1cupbutter, softened

  • 4eggs, beaten

  • 1tablespoonvanilla extract

  • 1teaspoonalmond extract (Optional)

  • 2teaspoonsbaking powder

  • 1teaspoonbaking soda

  • 3cupsall-purpose flour

  • 2cupsmilk

  • 4cupsconfectioners’ sugar

  • 1cupbutter, softened

  • 2teaspoonsvanilla extract

Cooking Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease an 8-inch square pan and an 8-inch round pan.

  2. Make the cake: Beat sugar and butter in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy and smooth. Mix in eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Stir in baking powder and baking soda until just combined.

  3. Stir in 1 cup flour until just combined, then mix in 2/3 cup milk until well combined. Continue adding 1 cup flour and 2/3 cup milk, alternating until all flour and milk are used and batter is smooth. Pour batter into the prepared pans.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the center of each cake comes out clean, 30 to 40 minutes. Cool cakes completely before removing from pans, at least 2 hours.

  5. Make the icing: Beat confectioners’ sugar, butter, and vanilla in a bowl with an electric mixer until fluffy and smooth.

  6. Remove cakes from the pans. Place the square cake onto a work surface so it resembles a diamond. Cut the round cake in half; place one half adjacent to the top left side of the diamond and the other half adjacent to the top right side, creating a heart-shaped cake. Spread icing over the assembled cake.

Nutrition Facts

Full Nutrition Label
Servings Per Recipe16
Calories546
% Daily Value *
Total Fat
25g
32%
Saturated Fat
15g
77%
Cholesterol
110mg
37%
Sodium
334mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
76g
28%
Dietary Fiber
1g
2%
Total Sugars
57g
Protein
5g
10%
Vitamin C
0mg
0%
Calcium
87mg
7%
Iron
1mg
8%
Potassium
98mg
2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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