Sunday, February 10, 2013

Valentine’s Double Heart Pan – Spice Cake

Valentine’s Double Heart Pan – Spice Cake

Spice Pound Cake


3 cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon cloves
1 cup butter
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup buttermilk


1.                  Preheat oven at 350°.
2.                  Sift flour with baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves; set aside.
3.                  Cream sugar and butter.
4.                  Add eggs and vanilla.
5.                  Add flour mixture and milk, alternately.
6.                  Turn into a well greased 10 inch baking pan.
7.                  Bake 60 to 65 minutes or until done when a cake tester is inserted and comes out clean.
8.                  Cool on cooling wire rack for a few minutes and remove from pan.  Continue to cool on cooling wire rack.
9.                  Frost optional.

Snow-White Buttercream


⅔ cup water
4 tablespoons Meringue Powder
12 cups sifted confectioners sugar (approximately 3lbs)
1 ¼ cups solid shortening
¾ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon Almond Extract
½ teaspoon Clear Vanilla Extract
¼ teaspoon Butter Flavor

1.                  Combine water and meringue powder, whip at high speed until peaks form.
2.                  Add 4 cups sugar, one cup at a time beating after each addition at low speed.
3.                  Alternately add shortening and remainder of sugar. 
4.                  Add salt and flavorings; beat at low speed until smooth.
5.                  Yield:  7 cups

Note:  Recipe may be doubled or cut in half.  If cut in half, yield is 2⅔ cups.

Valentine’s Double Heart Pan – Spice Cake was prepared, baked and decorated by Shirley-Ann Pearman
Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Recipe was taken from McCall CookBook, the chapter on “One-Bowl Cakes”, page 125 an edition of between 1950 – 1960s. 

Wilton Fancifill Double Heart Pan

One-mix Pan 12x12x1¾ in

The raised edges of this unique pan bake up cakes that can be filled with rich puddings and fruit fillings.  Fast and easy ways to decorate and tasty recipes included.

Decorating tips and colour used to decorate Valentine’s Double Heart Pan – Spice Cake were

Tips:  14, 18, 172, 102, 103 and 2A.

Colour:  Christmas Red

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