Black Cherry (Valentine’s Day) Cake

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I just wanted to share one more easy Valentine’s recipe with you guys.

So, the other day I was thinking about how I would like a Valentine’s Day cake to look. I knew I wanted something pretty, something simple, and of course something delicious, all at the same time.

All of a sudden, Chobani Black Cherry yogurt popped into my head. I thought hmm, it’s pretty, pink, and delicious. Of course, I still had yogurt on the mind from the last couple of days.

Sounds perfect for Valentine’s Day! :)

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A glimpse of the fun heart pans before they go in the oven. The few little dark spots are real pieces of Black Cherry.

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Adding this to your cake batter makes all the difference in the world. You could even add a little almond extract to your cake batter if you wanted to.

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One heart cake was decorated with a heart made from sprinkles, as you can see above. The other heart cake was sprinkled all over with sprinkles. The blob on the right side is a piece of black cherry, sorry.

Two different looks, both very cute. Today we had two different cakes going to two different places – therefore two different looks. That way, we (my husband & I) both knew which one to grab in the morning.

Black Cherry (Valentine’s Day) Cake       

INGREDIENTS

1 package white cake mix, (regular size)                                      036

1-1/4 cups water, or amount called for on back of box

4 egg whites

1/3 cup canola oil

1-1/2 cups (12 ounces) Greek style black cherry yogurt, divided

1 carton (8 ounces) extra creamy whipped topping, thawed

almond extract, if desired

red food coloring, optional

Valentine’s sprinkles, if desired

DIRECTIONS

1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, egg whites and oil; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Fold in one carton of Greek black cherry yogurt.

2. Pour into baking pans of your choice sprayed with cooking spray. I used the disposable heart pans for a work function, they aren’t at all necessary. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

3. Place remaining Greek yogurt in a medium bowl; fold in whipped topping. Add the almond extract 1/4 tsp. at a time to the mixture, if you like the flavor of Almond. You will probably end up using about 1 tsp. of Almond extract. If desired, gently fold in red food coloring, one drop at a time for a pretty pink color. Spread mixture over cake. Store in refrigerator.

4. Decorate with Valentine’s Sprinkles, if desired.

Adapted from: Taste of Home

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