Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Today I’m sharing a photo of one of Grandma’s valentines that she received when she was a girl. The main colors in Grandma and Grandpa’s house were blue and yellow, so years ago, when I saw this valentine of Grandma’s, I made it into a hanging glass piece for her (we may have to explore making some glass ornaments at a later time). I love the little cupid sitting in the middle of that yellow rose.
She’s so cute, and the sentiment is so sweet!
It’s so special that Grandma kept her old cards – they meant a lot to her.
Today’s recipe is one that’s quick and easy and great for a last-minute treat. This Bundt Cake recipe can be changed to anyone’s preferences or any holiday flavor. You can use any kind of cake mix and any kind of instant pudding to make your own flavor combinations. I have made this with chocolate cake mix and chocolate instant pudding – for my mom and her chocolate habit – and I’ve made it with a yellow cake mix and butterscotch instant pudding – for my butterscotch loving son. Pick some interesting flavors and make it your own – you can’t go wrong with this one.
This cake is ridiculously quick and easy.
Here is the recipe as I made it:
1 box of cake mix (I used strawberry)
1 box of instant pudding (I used white chocolate)
3/4 cup water
1/2 cup oil (I used canola)
Blend on medium speed for 3 minutes or as directed on cake mix box.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes.
Cool in pan on a cooling rack for 25 minutes.
Turn out onto cooling rack to cool completely.
Drizzle with glaze of your choice.
I used this glaze –
Powdered Sugar Glaze:
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Juice of half a lemon or enough to be able to drizzle the glaze over cake.
Drizzle glaze over top of cake.
Sprinkle with decorations, if desired.
DON’T FORGET to butter your bundt pan – only if you want the cake to come out of the pan. Then pour the batter in.
It comes out of the oven so puffed and pretty. After waiting the 25 minutes, it popped right out of the pan! Yay!
I put the glaze into a disposable piping bag and didn’t even use a tip. Just a cut across the bottom of the bag, squeeze out the glaze, and just toss the bag. Easy clean up!
Once you get the glaze on, be quick about putting on the sprinkles or the glaze could already be drying and you’ll end up with sprinkles rolling all over the kitchen floor. Not that I really know anything about that. Maybe.
Just look at it. Oh boy.
The flavor combination of strawberry and white chocolate was absolutely delicious! This recipe is one to have in your permanent collection. I love that you can tweak it for any holiday or anyone’s taste – any flavors, any colors, any decorations. It’s so easy, so good, and can be made to your specific taste. Your valentine is going to be very, very happy!!!!