Wednesday, 18 February 2015

A Valentine Cake with Betty Crocker & The Little People

When I was growing up in America the baking culture was moving away from weighing and measuring ingredients to make a cake and welcomed ready to make cake mixes such as Betty Crocker.

Although trends have now swung back to weighing and measuring ingredients there is still a time and a place for Betty Crocker such as when you are in a hurry and when you want a quick cake to make with the help of The Little People.

I was visiting my daughter and The Little People who are always keen to help in the kitchen. I had a couple of silicone, heart shaped baking shapes so when sent a selection of Betty Crocker products The Little People and I set about making a cake.
There was no differing of opinions, we would make the Classic Vanilla and use the Vanilla Icing with Sprinkles. Sprinkles!! How exciting - Small kept asking when we would do the sprinkles!
Big had some television to finish watching so Small and I got on with our task.
Big popped in to help with a bit of stirring
and of course some spatula licking!
Cakes into the oven to bake and then left to cool completely.
The icing is ready to spread and normally I would have but in honour of Valentine's Day I added some red food colouring and mixed thoroughly.
I spread the icing between the layers and on top of the cake. Although it doesn't look like much icing when in the container but it is enough to sandwich the two layers and cover the top and sides with a nice thick layer of icing.
Small was so keen to put the sprinkles on top!
And the finished cake. If you look really closely you will also see the bit in the middle where Small had a taste of the sprinkles!

I was sent a selection of Betty Crocker mixes. I was not paid to write a positive review and as always all opinions and photos are my own.


  1. Well it looks as though the little people had fun and you've produced a pretty looking cake.

    1. It tasted good and the kids had fun, especially Small who tried the sprinkles from the middle!!

  2. aww cuteness overload, what fun it must have been baking wid the kiddos and that cake looks so yum! - Manjiri - sliceoffme

    1. Betty Crocker always makes a nice cake - it was fun baking with the Little People too.