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Red-Hot-For-You Valentine’s Day Cake

I came up with the BEST idea for a Valentine’s Day Treat!

Okay, that’s a total lie. I never come up with anything. I’m about as creative as a…SEE? I’m so uncreative that I can’t even finish that sentence.

The truth is that my husband found this recipe and made it for a Super Bowl party this weekend. The icing is such a gorgeous PINK though that I thought it would be a perfect Valentine’s Day Cake. It’s also ridiculously easy.

You will need:

1 box of chocolate cake mix (Your pick. Hell, it could be yellow cake if you want. Really not being picky here.)

For the icing:

2 sticks softened unsalted butter

4 Cups powdered sugar

1 1/3 Cups ground Red Hots

1/2 Cup + 1 Tbs milk

1/4 tsp almond extract

My husband actually FROZE the Red Hots, then put them in the food processor so they became a fine powder. Simply bake the cake (per the directions), then beat the butter with the rest of the ingredients and you have your icing. You could use it on a cake, cupcakes or even ice cookies with it. OH WAIT! I did come up with the goofy name so I guess that took a little creativity. Maybe it will make up for the photo. See how I tried to make it all Pinterest-Pretty? FAIL. 

 

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