Friday, February 10, 2012

Danish Dessert Cake

What says "I love you" more then chocolates, roses, or a Valentine card?
How about a heart shaped cake dripping with red strawberry topping!?!

I posted about this white-strawberry-cream cheese cake last week (see original post)...

Many of you may have had something similar but I thought I would share the recipe for anyone interested. The original recipe is actually made as a "sheet cake." I just used a cookie cutter to make mini heart shaped cake layers.

If you would like to try the recipe click below, It's a perfect simple cake for special occasions and the original sheet cake version comes in handy for feeding large groups!

By the way, Happy Friday!

Danish Dessert Cake

You will need...
1 recipe (homemade or boxed) of white cake mix

1/2 pint whipped cream
8 ounces cream cheese, softened at room temp.
2 cups powdered sugar

Berry Topping
Danish Dessert topping with...
about 2-3 cups cut strawberries or raspberries
Your own favorite homemade berry topping (this is mine)...
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cool water
2 Tbl cornstarch
Optional: A large heart shaped cookie cutter

Instructions: Bake the white cake on a large cookie sheet according to package directions.

While the cake is cooling make the cream cheese topping by combing the whipped cream, softened cream cheese, and powdered sugar in a bowl. Mix on med/high speed until well combined.

Spread the cream cheese frosting over the cooled cake with a spatula. Then top with Danish Dessert and berries.


Make your own topping (this is what I did :) First combine 1/2 sugar, 1-1/2 cups cool water, and 2 Tbl cornstarch in a pan, mix well. Boil on med/high heat then add 3-4 cups of cut berries. Keeping boiling until sauce reaches desired thickness (I boiled mine for about 20 min.) Let the sauce cool, then pour and spread over the top of the cake.

*If you want to make this into personal layered heart cakes like I did, follow these steps...

After you have cooled the white sheet cake, place it in the fridge for about 30 min. so it firms up a bit. Then using your cookie cutter, cut out the heart shapes (you can save the scrap pieces of cake in the freezer for cake pops :). Then, place the heart shaped cakes into the fridge/freezer and let them firm up again. Cut the cakes in half (horizontally) so you end up with nice thin heart shaped cake layers. Put the cakes together using the same instructions listed above.

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  1. heart shaped food is so fun! my mom used to make us heart-shaped pancakes for valentines day when we were little :)

  2. This looks delish! I might have to attempt this tonight!

  3. This danish dessert cake looks like it would have been a delicious Valentine's Day treat. Thank you for sharing.


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