St. Valentine's Day Cake Recipe

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Summary

Preparation Time3 Hr 0 MinCooking Time30 Min
Ready In3 Hr 30 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
CuisineTaste
MethodDish
Main Ingredient

Ingredients

 Flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Active dry yeast1 Tablespoon
 Milk2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Unsalted butter2 Tablespoon
 Egg1
 Unsalted butter1 Tablespoon, melted
 Light brown sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), firmly packed
 Ground almonds1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Chopped maraschino cherries3 Tablespoon (Drained)
 Almond extract3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Flaked coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Confectioners sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Milk3 Tablespoon
 Red food coloring6 Drop

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3154 Calories from Fat 720

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 83 g127.8%

Saturated Fat 53.2 g266.1%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 327.8 mg

Sodium 1153.7 mg48.1%

Total Carbohydrates 555 g184.9%

Dietary Fiber 20.5 g82%

Sugars 298.5 g

Protein 56 g111.8%

Vitamin A 31.8% Vitamin C 1.1%

Calcium 35.1% Iron 108.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

1 Combine 1 1/2 cups flour and yeast in large bowl. Mix.
2 Heat milk, sugar, salt, and butter to hot (120°-130°F).
3 Add the milk mixture to dry ingredients and mix until smooth. Add egg and enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
4 Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth€”about 10 minutes. Place in greased bowl, turning to coat top.
5 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
6 Punch down dough. Roll dough into a 15 x 22-inch rectangle.
7 Brush with melted butter. Combine brown sugar, ground almonds, cherries, almond extract, and coconut in small bowl. Sprinkle over dough.
8 Roll up jelly-roll style. Pinch seam to seal. Gently pull into a 26-inch roll. Place on greased baking sheet. Firmly seal ends together and shape into heart.
9 Along the outside edge of heart, make cuts 2/3 of the way into dough at 1 1/2-inch intervals. Turn each cut section toward its side.
10 Cover; let rise in warm place until double€”about 1 hour.
11 Bake in a preheated 350°F oven 25-30 minutes or until done. Cool on wire rack.
12 If icing is desired, mix confectioners' sugar and milk until smooth. Add coloring for a pink hue. Frost when cool.
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