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Easy Devil’s Food Valentine’s Cake

My Easy Devil’s Food Valentine’s Cake is something anyone can throw together, even if you aren’t a baker. Set your teenagers to work on this simple yet beautiful dessert, and tell someone in your life that you care! This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury™. The opinions and text are all mine.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

Easy Devil’s Food Valentine’s Cake

In my house, we generally reserve Valentine’s Day for us. The married people in the house. Not to knock anyone who does a big to-do for the kids, that just isn’t our thing. Some of that stuff just goes out the door when you have to do it x 7. I make pinteresting food, on occasion, but I do not have a Pinterest-y life. Or house. Or anything. Just keepin’ it real here.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

Tiny 4 year old fingers couldn’t resist grabbing a taste of those sprinkles!

I also LOVE a scratch-made baked good. This vanilla bean yellow cake with the raspberry filling? It is amazing, and was a labor of love…but it is a LOT of labor. And measuring. And dishes.

In fact, I kind of stopped baking all-together for a while when my schedule started filling up. Sometimes that extra 10-15 minutes that it takes to make something from scratch turns into an extra 45 minutes when you add in all the extra mixing bowls, measuring cups, and various paraphernalia that goes along with an intense baking and decorating session. Combined with the actual baking and regular things, that cake can turn into a few hours of your time. You guys all know that easy dinner are my JAM lately. Corn chowder with potato and wild rice, anyone?

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

I don’t have a few extra hours lately, just for baking. Or bathing. Or cleaning. Or thinking. So I stopped baking (and most of the other stuff too.)

I can put up with a lot, you guys. I ignore messes like a MASTER, but I CANNOT ABIDE BY A BAKED-GOOD-FREE HOUSE.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

I was so glad when Pillsbury asked us to join their bake-a-thon! You may remember my cream cheese swirled brownies and the galaxy cupcakes we made! More excuses to get into the kitchen and create some fun treats for the kids is exactly what I needed this weekend.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

I like to bake to change up the recipe a little bit when I used box mixes. I almost always replace the water with milk and the oil with butter. I prefer the taste and texture that those changes made, so they are reflected in the recipe below. You can make it without those substitutions if you’d like though.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

One thing that I love love are these Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags. They come in 4 different flavors, and for this one I used the Cream Cheese. They come out of the package ready to use. You just have to tear off the plastic covering over the tip and you are frosting away.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

It even comes with a star tip so you can decorate right away, and it looks so cute!

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

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Secret ingredient alert. I found this stuff a few months ago and I kind of love it. It makes enough frosting for a 13×9, so if you are layering it up you’ll need a few bags, but it totally saves time measuring and you know you’ll get a consistent icing every time.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Cake

I used this quick buttercream for in-between the layers, and then the Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bag for the top decoration. You could customize this with the right sprinkles for any birthday, holiday, or random Tuesday.

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Day Cake

Easy Devil's Food Valentine's Day Cake

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 28 minutes
Total Time: 43 minutes

This easy cake goes together like magic, and is aided by some awesome Pillsbury Filled Pastry Bags and buttercream!

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury Devil's Food Cake, {mix only}
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cup 2% or whole milk
  • 1 package Pillsbury Cream Cheese Filled Pastry Bag
  • 1 package Pillsbury Buttercream, {prepared}
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and prepare two 8 inch rounds with baking spray.
  2. Combine the cake mix, eggs, butter, and whole milk in a large bowl. With a hand mixer (or stand mixer) beat on medium speed, scraping the sides of the bowl often, for 2 minutes.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared pans, and bake for 28 - 33 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs. Let sit for 2-3 minutes, and then carefully turn out of the pans onto cooling racks. 
  4. Let cool completely, carefully cut the cakes in half, and assemble cake by using the buttercream between the layers as well as a generous sprinkling of sprinkles. 
  5. Use the filled pastry bag to pipe the top of the cake, plus more sprinkles, and then serve!
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 622 Saturated Fat: 12g Cholesterol: 104mg Sodium: 695mg Carbohydrates: 80g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 58g Protein: 6g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!

Ad – This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Pillsbury. The opinions and text are all mine.

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