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Valentine’s Swirl Cake

posted by Julie Evink on January 25, 2013

Valentine’s Swirl Cake ~ Super easy box cake and frosting dressed up for a festive Valentine’s Day treat!

Valentine's Swirl Cake ~ Super easy box cake and frosting dressed up for a festive Valentine's Day treat!

Can you believe Valentine’s Day is creeping up on us so fast? I bet you think I’m crazy for posting a Valentine’s recipe already, but seriously it’s right around the corner. Who are you going to treat this Valentine’s Day? Your hubby, wife, mom, children?

I obviously will treat the hubby, but I’m thinking the parents need a HUGE treat too and I might just to bake them a cake like this. You see they cleaned my house. It was a dire state of need. Sometimes I just can’t get it all done and it might have slipped.

Story goes like this. I was complaining to my mom about how dirty my house was and I didn’t know when I’d get to clean it again one morning. Later that morning she texted me to see if I would want her to swing by for a few hours and clean a little. UH HELLO?! Do I seriously need to answer that mom? Of course that would simply fantastic. So while I was slaving away at work my parents went to my house and cleaned. Spoiled? Nah just loved.

Now I didn’t tell my hubby because he would have said I was spoiled. Guess what? He didn’t even notice. Men. Well maybe it’s good because obviously he does not notice when I let things slip. The freshly vacuumed carpets lines, clean bathrooms etc just don’t matter to him obviously!

So if you need to make something sweet for you Valentine whip up this cute and festive cake that is super easy since it uses a box mix. GASP. I know. I won’t tell if you don’t!

P.S. This is a play off the super fun Firecracker Cake. Pin it. I know you want too. There is no shame in being ahead of the game and planning your food for a holiday that is 6 months away!

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Valentine’s Swirl Cake

Valentine’s Swirl Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 box white cake mix
  • Ingredients to make cake
  • 1 small box strawberry jello
  • 1 container white frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to temperature on cake mix. Generously grease a fluted tube cake pan. Make cake batter according to directions on box.
  2. Pour 1/2 of the batter into a small bowl; stir 1 Tbsp strawberry jello into cake mix until well mixed.
  3. Pour 1/2 of the red cake batter into bottom of pan. Carefully pour remaining white batter over red batter. Top with the rest of the red batter. The red batter will not completely cover the white batter.
  4. Bake as directed on box. Cool cake 5 minutes. Flip out of pan onto cooling rack and cool cake completely.
  5. When cake is cooled, divide the frosting evenly into 2 microwaveable bowls. Microwave 1 bowl of frosting on high a few seconds until smooth enough to drizzle over cake. With spoon, drizzle all of the 1st bowl of microwaved frosting over the cake. Repeat microwaving second bowl. Stir in the rest of the jello mix. Drizzle over cake. *Note you do not need to use all the frosting!
  6. Let the cake stand until frosting is set. Enjoy!
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    Comments

  • Jessica@AKitchenAddiction


    What a fun cake for Valentine’s Day cake! Love the swirl!

  • April @ Angel's Homestead


    I found you from the Strut Your Stuff link up. Your cake looks delicious and perfect for Valentine’s. I just started a new Saturday Spotlight Linky Party on my blog this week, and would love to have you stop by and share! http://angelshomestead.com/saturday-spotlight-1/

  • Leigh Anne @Yourhomebasedmom


    Not only is this cake pretty but it looks delicious! I’d love for you to come over and share at my Finding the Pretty & Delicious Linky Party. http://www.yourhomebasedmom.com/finding-the-pretty-delicious-linky-party-2/

  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust


    This is SO pretty and Valentine’s Day recipes can never come too soon. I love all the pink and red, it makes me happy. :)

    • Julie


      I know it makes me happy…anything to get me through the rest of the winter!!

  • Ali


    So so so pretty. :)

    If you don’t mind I wanted to invite you to come link up at Recipe Sharing Monday and share your favorite recipes. Have a super week. :)

  • Sarah Auclair


    Such a pretty cake. I was going to make heart shaped cinnamon buns, but now this has me debating which would be better!

    • Julie


      Both! Cinnamon rolls for breakfast and this for dessert :)

  • Jocelyn @BruCrew Life


    What a gorgeous cake! I love that it starts with a mix!!! And planning ahead for holidays 6 months away? It’s normal right? :-)

    • Julie


      Totally normal…I keep telling myself that :) Bloggers problem right?!

  • Gina


    Totally drooling- that looks so good. I can never resist cake.

    • Julie


      Me neither…add some ice cream to it and I am definitely a goner.

  • val


    This is such a pretty cake.

    • Julie


      Thanks Val!

  • DeDe@DesignedDecor


    Julie, This cake looks so tasty! I just started a new link party and would love for you to come over and share your post or any social media sites. Talkin’ About Thursday – http://designeddecor.com/talkin-about-thursday-link-party-5/
    DeDe@DesignedDecor

  • Marti


    Looks so good and is so pretty!!

    I’m hosting a Valentine Craft Party and would love for you to participate and link up to it!!!

    Just follow the link…….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/01/valentine-showoff-party.html

    {hugs}
    Marti

  • Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines


    Stopping by from Mix it up Mondays! Your secret is safe with me:) Like I always say, they made cake mix for a reason, Right? Cake looks yummy and perfect for Valentines Day! Lynn H @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

    • Julie


      I LOVE your theory on cake mix…I’m going to go with that!

  • Dixie n Dottie


    Looks yummy and almost too pretty to eat! Great job! :)
    http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

  • Sisters Playing House


    Looks delicious and quick and easy – we have a great Valentine’s Dessert this week on our blog too
    http://sistersplayinghouse.blogspot.com/2013/02/oatmeal-jammy-bars-for-valentines-day.html

  • The Better Baker


    Thanks so much for sharing this at Weekend Potluck. In case you didn’t realize, this was one of our weekly features this past weekend. Please be sure to stop by and pick up your Featured Button. And please come back soon too! http://thebetterbaker.blogspot.com/2013/02/german-chocolate-bars-weekend-potluck-53.html

    • Julie


      Thanks so much for the feature this week! It always makes my week when I log in on Friday mornings and I’m feature at the Weekend Potluck :)

  • Tonia


    I would happily bake treats for anyone who want to clean my house!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling


    Your parents seriously went to your house and CLEANED?? You have got to be kidding me. I can’t relate. But the husband not noticing part? That I can definitely relate to :) Love this pretty swirled cake, Julie!

    • Julie Evink


      I know…this was an old post and now I’ve been thinking how nice it would be if they magically did it again. To bad my house is now twice as big! Although Mom did drop me off Valentine’s Day Cupcakes when I was at work yesterday. Better than nothing!

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