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Make a Peek-a-Boo Heart Loaf

When it comes to Valentine’s Day treats there are all sorts of wonderful things you can make. This year I am going to make my family this cute little heart loaf. It is super easy to make and is always a huge hit. My daughter loves seeing the heart in every single slice. It is also really fun to take to the office or give to friends. They get such a giggle out of the hidden heart in the center. It is a great way to show your love and have some fun. The best part is that it really isn’t all that hard to pull together. In fact, it is quite easy. Here is how you can make your peek-a-book heart loaf in just a few easy steps!

  • Make a Peek-A-Boo Heart Loaf 1 of 7
    Make A Peek-A-Book Heart Loaf

    Want to bake up a little love for your sweeties this Valentine's Day? Bake this adorable Peek-A-Boo heart loaf. Pack slices for lunch or a school snack and give everyone a little extra sugar. Baking up this fun treat is so much easier than you think!

     

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Start with Pound Cake 2 of 7
    Heart Loaf 1

    Buy two boxes of pound cake mix. Or, use your favorite pound cake recipe. Mix up the first mix and use food coloring to dye the batter pink. You can adjust the intensity of the dye according to how dark you want the cake.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Cut Out Your Hearts 3 of 7
    Heart Loaf 2

    Once the cake has cooled, use a heart cookie cutter to cut out a line of hearts. I usually just cut the pound cake into slices and cut one heart out of each slice. Use the scraps of cake to make cake balls!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

     

  • Line Up Your Hearts 4 of 7
    Hearts in a Pan

    Wipe out your loaf pan, or start with a second one. Butter the pan and line up the cut-out hearts so they are squeezed in in one line. You want them to be as evenly lined up and tightly packed in as possible.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Make Another Cake 5 of 7
    Heart Loaf 3

    Mix up the second loaf batter, and pour it carefully into the pan with the hearts. It is okay if some of the batter gets under the hearts, this will help center the hearts in the middle of the loaf. Spread the top evenly with your spatula.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

  • Bake! 6 of 7
    Heart Loaf 4

    Bake the cake according to the box directions. Then let it cool in the pan for 10 minutes before inverting it onto a wire rack to cool completely.

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

     

  • Slice & Love 7 of 7
    Heart Loaf Final

    Once the cake is cooled, slice into it to see your heart! There will be little bubbles and irregularities in the cake here and there which is just fine. It is supposed to be sweet and fun! Enjoy your heart loaf and have a lovely Valentine's Day!

    Photo: Kelsey Banfield

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