Happy Almost Valentine’s Day, dear friends! If you are coming over for the first time from Carol’s place ~ Bluesky at Home, welcome to my blog, French Ethereal! Our host Cindy from County Road 407 has graciously allowed me to jump in last minute. I had Covid over the past couple of weeks and so happily I feel great now (those vaccines DO work!). I was excited when Cindy gave us our assignment this month to create a simple Valentine’s Day recipe.
Here is mine…
Yes, I used one box cake recipe and it turned out moist, chocolatey and delicious!!
I do make a lot of scratch cakes but this time it was all about making it easy! When we get so busy with life, a simple box cake is the easy way out, my friends.
Just like the box cakes my mother used to bake during my childhood, and I’d sometimes make for my own family, these are basically NO FAIL Betty Crocker and others are tried and true.
Easy peasy, as Cindy herself likes to say!
This baking center is inside our kitchen island. Ever since our first house, I’ve loved putting all of our baking things in one area! So convenient. How about you? Where do you store your baking goodies? What do you put in your kitchen island?
Which cake pan to use?
I have 8″ heart-shaped pans, which I have used in the past, and I have smaller heart-shaped tart tins, too. However, I thought it would be beautiful and fun to our rose bundt pan.
All of the years I was in the Victorian Tea Society in Riverside County, California, I had a couple of friends who had rose pans and their cakes looked so chic when dessert was served.
I was soooo excited when I found one a couple of years ago! It really turns out a stunning cake.
Just spray baking spray all over the inside, add some flour inside and tap it all around and into the grooves of the pan. Dump the excess flour out, bake at the prescribed temperature, and after 42 minutes baking in the oven, this cake was done!
And that’s all there is to this Rosy Valentine’s Cake! If you are starting here with me, we circle back up to Cindy at County Road 407. I know you will love Cindy’s Valentine’s Day extremely cute cherry pastry envelopes recipe idea! Adorable!!! <3
Don’t forget to follow the trail of posts below to see all the great recipes from today’s participants. Lots of fun ideas to create!!
More fun Valentine’s posts to enjoy…
If you’d like to check out some of my past Valentine’s ideas, here are a few to enjoy…
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26 thoughts on “A Rosy Valentine’s Cake to Bake”
HI Barb, I love cake! Pinned! Happy Day! laura in colorado
Barb this looks so good. Your table setting is so pretty!
That rose pan makes such a glorious cake, even if it’s from a box 😉 So glad you’re feeling better Barb!
So glad you are feeling better, Barb. This cake looks so pretty for Valentine’s Day. You can’t beat Betty Crocker or Duncan Hines.
Hey friend! This looks absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for Valentine’s day. Hugs to you.
Happy you are feeling better now. That cake looks so impressive. I need to find a fabulous cake pan like this.
Thank you, Marty! I forget where I found it but it was only $20, if I remember correctly. It does make lovely cakes. Hope you find one!! 💕
Lovely cake Barb! I need to add a rose cake pan to my collection! Glad you’re feeling better!
Thank so much, Michelle! If you get Covid, the anti-viral Ivermectin works. Great stuff along with an ani-bacterial. Felt great within 8 days. 💕Thanks again!
Pretty cake! The rose bundt pan was perfect!
Thank you so much, Kim! I do enjoy this pan. 💕
The rose cake pan makes such a pretty presentation, and so easy with a boxed cake. Glad you’re feeling better, Barb!
Thank you, Lora! This was another fun Pinterest Challenge. Loved sharing this rose cake pan with y’all! Happy February!!! 💕
This is so pretty. I have started collecting a few pans like this. I love the flower petal. It could be used so much. Thanks for sharing. I love easy!
These are beautiful cake pans, aren’t they? Do you have the little rose ones? They are fun, too. Enjoy your Valentines decorating! Hugs! 💕
This cake looks so yummy! So glad you are feeling better.
Thank you, Wendy! This was a fun challenge, wasn’t it?! Happy Feb. 1st! 💕
It’s all about the pan, right? 🙂 Looks so pretty!
Yes it is! Hi Julie!! Happy February 1st!!! Keep warm out your way. It’s up to 30 deg. today in North Texas. So glad we got to be in the Pinterest Challenges together this past month. Have a great week! 💕
I love those pans! Those cakes are so beautiful — great presentation!
Thank you, Jeanie! This pan makes lovely cakes. ❤️
I love a pretty cake pan. Got my first one a year ago for Christmas and enjoy using it. Glad you’re feeling better and your rose cake looks yummy. Thank you for joining us. pinned
Thank you, Cindy! Not sure if I answered yet so am doing again possibly. I appreciate all the work you put into each Pinterest Challenge!! Glad you enjoyed my cake “recipe.” Enjoy your cake pans!!! 💕
What a pretty cake, Barb! Your rose cake is perfect for Valentine’s Day!
Thank you, Lynne! Sorry I’m just getting back to you. What a fun Pinterest Challenge this was. Have a great week!! 💕