They say the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. I would have to agree – especially if you’re serving chocolate on Valentine’s Day!
I decided to try the Heart Tasty-Fill™ Pan using a chocolate cake mix, chocolate filling and icing, and covering it all with chocolate ganache. Yum!!!
I started by using Bake Easy™ Non-Stick Spray on the pans. Even with non-stick pans, you still need to prepare the pan. Bake Easy™ will help with the release and make clean up easier.
I used a boxed chocolate cake mix, followed the pan instructions, and divided the batter among the two pans by filling the center cavities and outer rings. I realized that the pans can be a little intimidating. Which side does the batter go in? Remember that the rolled edge of the pans face up.
I then baked the cakes following the directions on the cake mix box for two round pans. I allowed the cakes to cool in the pans for about 10 minutes before I put them on a cooling grid.
While my cakes were cooling, I made my chocolate filling/icing. I used two 8-ounce containers of frozen whipped topping thawed and added two tablespoons of cocoa powder. I mixed it until it was blended. Using a spatula, I then filled the cavities with the chocolate filling. The bottom layer is the layer with the “V” shape to it (this is the bottom of the heart design). Make sure to fill a level layer and make this even with the cake edge. Repeat this for the top layer and then put the top layer on top of the bottom on a cake board.
As you can see, I had an area on the top layer that sunk in a little bit as I didn’t put the batter in evenly. Don’t worry; you won’t even know it once I’m done icing it! I then iced the entire cake with the remaining chocolate icing. I put the cake in the refrigerator while I made the ganache.
I added four royal icing red roses. These were so easy to use and polished off my cake! I just opened the package and took the roses out and placed them on my cake. It couldn’t have been easier!
Of course, we couldn’t wait to dig into the cake! I would suggest refrigerating the cake before cutting to get a nice clean cut. Refrigerate leftovers, if you have any!!!!
I’m sure any sweetie would love this cake and the nice surprise they will find when you cut it!