Party Recipe: Conversation Heart Cake

It is a guarantee every year for Valentine’s Day that my sister, Sarah will make this cake.  It is the perfect cake for any Valentine’s Day party.  You’re guest will rave about this one for awhile.

(Image taken by Becca Murdaugh)

Ingredients:

2 3/4 cup sifted flour

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp baking soda

8 ounces unsalted butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 cup sugar

1/4 tsp. almond extract

3 large eggs

1 cup sour cream

2 cups coarsely chopped conversation hearts

Preheat oven 350 degrees and grease bunt pan.  In a medium bowl mix flour, salt and soda then set aside.  Cream butter until soft, add sugar, almond extract and vanilla to butter and mix well.  Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one.  On low-speed mix sour cream and flour to the butter mix, alternating them one at a time until smooth.  Pour 1 1/2 c of batter into pan then fold candy into remaining batter, pour into pan and bake for 1 hour.  Let cool then dust with powder sugar.

Enjoy!  Becca

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