For the July Daring Baker’s Challenge, Ruth from The Crafts of Mommyhood challenged us to bake a cake. But not just any cake; she asked us to add in a special surprise for our eyes as well as our taste buds!
Surprise the eyes we did! I used my go-to pound cake recipe, to make the batter. The basic premise of this kind of surprise inside cake is to make one whole pink cake. Cut slices one cookie cutter thick, then cut the heart shapes into the slices. Then you make the regular colored batter, put a little in the bottom of the loaf pan, then stand up the slices all together touching one another, and pour the batter around it, and then bake like normal.
Pitfalls/Drawbacks for me:
1. You have to make two whole cakes essentially, and then manipulate one.
2. You end up with about 2/3 of a cake, in shreds....and its a weird color of cake...not so appetizing lol
3. I overfilled the second cake with batter, so it overflowed. oops.
Overall, the cutest cake in the world will get made again, but only for a special occasion. It's a bit labor intensive for an everyday cake!