Recipe Box, Sweet Heart Cakes

These little Sweet Heart Cakes are deceivingly delicious!

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They are just yellow cake mix, eggs, butter and sugar, but the result is light and yet rich enough to make you smile and say ummmmmm!

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For last Sunday’s birthday party, I decided to take a cake recipe from my January Paint Bucket {my bucket list of recipes} and try it in my heart shaped muffin tin.

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The recipe I pinned was for Neiman Marcus brownies, a version of Paula Deen’s Gooey Butter Cake, and it is made in a 9″x13″ baking dish, then cut into squares.  I decided to give it a whirl in my heart pan and if it flopped I could run by the bakery and buy dessert.  It’s nice to have a Plan B, keeps the panic factor down!  You can see that I sprayed the pan thoroughly with cooking oil spray, and purposely didn’t clean up in between the hearts just in case the cakes overflowed a little.

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There are two layers to this cake.  For the first layer mix 1 egg, the box of cake mix and melted butter, forming a soft dough.

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Gently press this into your pan or muffin cups, filling about half way.  I sort of created a heart shell with higher sides to enclose the filling.

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Make filling by beating the remaining 2 eggs with cream cheese and sugar until smooth and pour over first layer in pan.

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I transferred the mixture to a measuring cup to make the pouring easier

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I had more filling than dough

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so next time I will make about half as much filling, but if you are making the 9×13 version it will work out fine.

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They did indeed spill over the edges when baked! I didn’t dare touch them until they were completely cool, and then I eased them out of the pan.  I wish I had thought to tint the filling pink!

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These would be a perfect little Valentine treat!

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They would be great with a cup of coffee or tea too

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Here’s the recipe:    For a printable version of this recipe click here

SWEET HEART CAKES

1 box yellow cake mix
3 eggs
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted
4 cups (1 lb) powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 300 and spray a 9×13 dish with cooking spray. Mix cake mix, melted butter and one egg to a soft dough. Press into the bottom of the pan. Mix powdered sugar, softened cream cheese and remaining two eggs until smooth, about 1-2 mins. Pour on top of crust. Bake at 300 for 40-50 minutes until top is golden brown.  Makes 16 hearts as shown, with a little leftover filling.

NOTE: make this in a 9×13 baking dish if preferred.

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2 Responses to “Recipe Box, Sweet Heart Cakes”
  1. Kathleen says:

    They look delicious, and I love that cupid plate!
    Thanks for becoming a follower, see you at Let’s Dish!

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