Thursday, February 4, 2010

Foodie Friday: Valentine's Day Cake

If you are looking for a pretty but extremely easy dessert this Valentine's Day, you might want to consider this cake.

Easy Valentine's Day Cake

1 grocery store pound cake (make sure it has a hole in the center)

raspberry jam

Jell-O vanilla pudding

1 box raspberries

1 large carton Cool Whip or 2 small cartons

flowers
Cut the cake in half. Place bottom half on a cake plate (put waxed paper around the bottom to keep your icing from making a mess). Spread a thick layer of jam. Now spread a layer of vanilla pudding. I used the ready made product from the grocery's dairy case. Now, place fresh raspberries over the pudding. Sliced strawberries would be delicious, too.

Set the top layer on the cake. "Ice" with cool whip. Set a small juice glass in the center of the cake. Pour a little water into the "vase" and add flowers.
Remove the waxed paper.

It's that easy. And it really looks pretty.


Edited to add: It's delicious. I just ate a slice.
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71 comments:

  1. Michael Lee, This is my kind of dessert! Beautiful and easy... and company worthy! I love your pink background. How do you do that? We have the same camera. I haven't used mine yet, I'm still trying to figure it out.
    Wonderful recipe!
    Thank you for hosting- I have found so many great recipes, blogs and new friends.
    Yvonne

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  2. So beautiful! I am in the minority--not a raspberry fan, but I know the strawberry substitute would work for us!

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  3. What a beautiful Valentine treat! Since we'll be out of town on Valentines Day and traveling with friends, I'm copying this recipe to make for them while we're away since it's simple enough to make without a fully-stocked kitchen.

    I'm sorry that I will be out of town for the celebration on the 19th!

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  4. What a beautiful Valentine treat! Since we'll be out of town on Valentines Day and traveling with friends, I'm copying this recipe to make for them while we're away since it's simple enough to make without a fully-stocked kitchen.

    I'm sorry that I will be out of town for the celebration on the 19th!

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  5. Love your great "semi-homemade" approach. Great results in half the time and YUM! Fabulous!!!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

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  6. Gollum, I have egg on my face! I thought THIS was you anniversary. I am not with it! LOL!

    I love your Valentine cake. It looks divine. Now, I'm off to change my blog post. Sigh.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Beautiful cake!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and the pictures. I love the slideshow too ~ the polka dot dishes are the best!! Where in the world did you find them?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Wow, That looks sensational! My mouth is watering!
    Best wishes and many thanks for hosting Foodie Friday.
    Natasha.

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  9. What a fabulous idea. The cake just sings Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. Oh, I know I would love this. Raspberry filling is my favorite!

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  11. This looks fantastic! I would like to try this for sure. Happy 1st Anniversary Foodie Friday! I love seeing all the recipes each week.

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  12. Oh, that sounds wonderful! I cannot wait to try this!

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  13. Just looking at the picture is bringing a smile to my face. Another delicious recipe and I can't wait to try it.

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  14. Sending bunches of red candy hearts your way for sharing this yummy and oh-so-unique idea for a Valentine Cake.

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  15. What a wonderful dessert, easy to make and absolutely beautiful.

    Your whole blog is stunning and I could spend hours here and I might just do that.

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  16. This is the first time I've seen your new blog layout {blush}. It looks better than ever.

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  17. I love how the fruit and whip cream balance the heaviness of the pound cake. A great combination with a beautiful presentation. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  18. Does that look yummy! Well, I almost made it to bed without snacking on sweets beforehand...

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  19. Yummmmmmm! SO making this.
    Or cant I just come over?

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  20. Your Valentine cake looks so pretty and I know I'd like the cool whip and raspberry combination. Great idea!

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  21. Michael Lee, Thanks for the tip about the background. It looks marvelous and makes your cake stand out! Hope all is well with your camera.
    Yvonne

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  22. SO beautiful and looks pretty easy too, you can't beat that.. especially if you want to make a more elaborate meal for that special dinner! Thanks! Next week I'll repost that rose water pudding recipe.

    Rainey

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  23. What great Valentine treats! I get so hungry everytime I visit your blog!
    Thanks for hosting!
    Liz

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  24. OOOOO, I want a bite! That sounds delicious, and of course, your presentation is beautiful! BTW, your ebook is so pretty. laurie

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  25. Oh my - wished a had a slice right now! Looks so good.

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  26. That is a beautiful cake.
    I always thought Foodie Friday was for gourmet cooks but this recipe is my speed!
    Thanks for sharing it with us.

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  27. What beautiful photographs - and such a gorgeous cake! Thanks for hosting!

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  28. That cake looks divine!

    I have never cooked with copper so I don't have an opinion yet. I'd love to try it out in the future.

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  29. Michael, this looks too pretty to cut! Lovely. Your copper pan giveaway is fabulous. I'm seriously wanting some Mauviel and/or Ruffoni pans. I keep waiting for someone to say they're at Home Goods! thanks for hosting
    xoxo Pattie

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  30. The flowers and fluffiness!!! Wonderful.
    xoxox
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  31. No waiting for Valentines day here lol, we are having this cake ASAP.
    You really are quite good at "RED", it can sometimes be overpowering and fussy but you always make it look elegant, welcoming, fresh and fun. Food or interiors your recipes are spot on. happy Friday, Kathy.

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  32. MArvelous-am going to put this to use coz i so feel like LOVE IS IN THE AIR,SO IS ROMANCE N WISH YA LOADS OF IT @ 365

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  33. I love your new header. It's just beautiful!

    And this cake is nothing to sneeze at, either. Well done. :)

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  34. Oh, yummers! The cake looks delish and it's a work of art. My mom loves raspberries, so I'll have to tell her about this.

    As far as the copper pan giveaway, I love copper simply because it's beautiful!

    Oh, and the pink kitchen cabinets in today's newsletter are awesome!

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  35. That looks delicious and easy too! Thanks for sharing! Cindy

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  36. Oh that cake looks WONDERFUL!!! I made a Sweetheart Cherry Cake....but this sound amazing AND easy...not to mention beautiful!!

    Thanks!
    ~TidyMom

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  37. Love the colors on that cake!!! The flowers really make it special!!

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  38. Love the colors on that cake!!! The flowers really make it special!!

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  39. Love the colors on that cake!!! The flowers really make it special!!

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  40. The dessert looks great but your photography is really amazing! I love cooking with copper. DH cleans my discolored copper pans with ketchup and salt!!!

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  41. Love the colors on that cake!!! The flowers really make it special!!

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  42. Easy and good = my kind of recipe! The cake is so festive that I might use it for a Valentine's week bridal shower!

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  43. Delicious AND easy??? Thank you! Can't wait to try it :)

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  44. Why would we go to the trouble of making from "scratch" when the bakery at our local groc. store does that everyday! The cake is beautiful! I have never cooked in copper but I have heard that meringues are ez in a copper bowl. Have a great weekend...

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  45. So very clever and yummy looking, why wait until Valentine's Day — I want it right now. So easily adaptable to the season or holiday. This would be so perfect for that phone call you get saying, "We'll be there in an hour!"

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  46. You take a plain little cake and dress her all up in a pretty white and red dress and send her off to the ball. She looks beautiful.

    Although I cook a lot I have never cooked with copper. I would love to try it.

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  47. Beautiful and so easy. I'm going to try this one. I love to decorate with carnations this time of year. Oh, I didn't mention that I do not like to nor does my hubby to cook with copper. Reason the food just doesn't taste as well.

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  48. But on the copper pots. We love hanging them in the kitchen for a nice presentation. So don't leave me out! thanks, LOL

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  49. O' yeah, that is fantastic, I will be making my version of this beauty on Valentine's, the hubs is type two,so I will substitute for angel food or sponge cake with "light" cool whip,should be as good,I'm gonna try it!

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  50. Cake looks scrumptious!! Your photography skills are EXCEPTIONAL!! Just a lovely presentation and a great idea for a quick cake!! Always great to have such an easy cake that makes a most beautiful presentation!! Again, thank you for hosting this delightful Friday event. Have a great weekend!

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  51. Thank you for hosting Foodie Friday. I have posted for the first time today. Your cake is fantastic and oh soo Pretty! I love your mad photography skills. Hugs, Marla

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  52. Nice and easy for a busy mom and sooooo gorgeous! My girls were just drooling over the photos with me (and pretneding to eat it off the monitor - they're 2 and 5). :)

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  53. Wow! fantastic idea. I would love to try it next week for Valentine's day!
    I LOVE your photography. You are now my new inspiration!

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  54. Oh, My! Can I have the cake and eat it too? That cake is out of this world!!

    ~Holly

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  55. It doesn't take too many minutes for me to be wanting to run to the pantry or frig for a snack. I may have to refrain from your site while I am trying to reduce my intake!
    Beckie in Brentwood, TN

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  56. It looks very pretty, ML...Great pictures!

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  57. A beautiful and romantic cake ~ lovely!

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  58. What lovely photos! I have a confession to make - carnations are my favorite flower!

    :)
    ButterYum

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  59. I love this cake. It is easy, but looks like it isn't. That is just the kind of recipe I love. The flowers make it simply gorgeous!

    Sue

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  60. I heard it from some reliable, and very cute monkies this was your anniversary! I am mistaken and they were up to some adorable monkey business:) LOL
    This is really our type of dessert.
    Not too heavy and rich. I AM going to make this for Valentines for Mr B. HE will love it! Thanks for sharing and Thank you for hosting this party each week.♥

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  61. Beautiful cake and wonderful presentation!

    Michael, you are sooo preaching to the choir here about pink/green together! That is absolutely all it took for me to sign up for your newsletter!! I re-did my kitchen chairs in pink/green toile with a pink/green/white striped skirting!

    I thought I was already a follower of your blog, but if so, it just signed me up again. I know I have you in my Google Reader.

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  62. I love your RED slideshow! YOu do it all SOOOO well! This cake is so lovely and easy-peasy!!!! Can't wait to try it! Have a great weekend! We are getting the Nor easter right now, already have about 7 inches of snow! XO, Pinky

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  63. As always, you have the most beautiful cakes I've ever seen! Simply stunning!

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  64. Where the hell did you get the idea to put a juice glass and flowers in the middle of a bundt cake? That is awesome!

    Justine :o )

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  65. you. yes. YOU. ARE . AMAZING!
    OH MY GOODNESS, MOST GORGEOUS CAKE. EVER.

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  66. Beauriful cake and wonderful pic! Thanks for sharing...Raspberry is my favorite so I will make this one. I have never cooked with copper..I would loke to try it some time...thanks for sharing...Pat H

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  67. that looks great! been out of town and catching up, you have been busy with giveaways, decorating, new headers and baking, congrats on the new book being done, you need a vacation, shouldn't you be slipping away to europe and toasting on far away shores?!

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  68. That slice of cake that you cut into is so pretty! I would love to try cooking with copper! I have stainless steel currently, but I made sure to buy pans with a copper core. I love how evenly it heats up. I hope you pick me for the copper pan - it would be wonderful to cook with!

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  69. First time I'm Participating in Foodie Friday. Thanks for hosting!
    And thanks for the Valentine's Cake Recipe! So easy and it looks beautiful!
    Pam

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  70. Arrived here from the St. Pat's cake post today. I'm so behind in all my visits, but I can see I need to spend a day visiting the previous posts here. Thanks again!

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There you are! I'm so glad you're here. Love, MLee xxoo

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