Valentines Day Cakes

Ok folks – this is it – what you’ve all been waiting for, the week of Valentine’s day! I know, I know. All the other bloggers posted their V-Day tutorials three weeks ago. Thing is, we are not the types to decorate for every little holiday. Christmas, of course. Halloween, I have to. But otherwise? You won’t see seasonal wreaths or garlands or centerpieces here. Maybe one day (far, far in the future) when I have a house with a mantle or kids or host a lot of parties. Until then, I am not interested and I frankly don’t have anywhere to store a bunch of holiday décor. Anyways, Sean & I thought long and hard over what to do for this holiday and what we could share with our blog readers. And then it hit me – how do we show love? To our friends, to our family, to our pets, to each other? Food, baby! The way to anyone’s heart is through their stomachs! Some of our best memories are cooking together or meeting friends at a great restaurant or discovering an awesome new menu item at Taco Bell. Plus, food doesn’t take up precious drawer space in our 900 square foot condo. We’re going to be sharing recipes and experiences all week that share the love. As an added bonus, check in every afternoon for a post from the archives that we think would be great for Valentine’s day.

I don’t know about y’all, but one of my most favorite guilty pleasures is a Hostess cake. Ho hos, twinkies, oatmeal cream pies – but Zebra Cakes are the best. I’ve been afraid to attempt to bake them for fear of gobbling them all up. However, seeing the Valentines cakes on the shelves of the grocery was all the inspiration I needed.

I did a little Pinterest searching and was pleased to find this recipe. I followed it pretty closely & Sean & I were both thrilled with the results.

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

makes 12 cakes

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

THESE TASTE JUST LIKE HOSTESS. They’re so good. Just don’t think about how much sugar you’re putting into your body 🙂

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes

These were a super yummy holiday treat! What are you baking for Valentines?

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Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
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  1. Make 2 jelly roll pans of cake. Follow the directions on your box for best results. Allow these to cool completely.
  2. Make the filling: beat together marshmallow fluff, vanilla, and butter. Slowly add powdered sugar (I did it 1/2 cup at a time) until it is fully mixed. Finally, add the milk.
  3. Use a cookie cutter to cut out your hearts. Lay 1/2 the hearts on cookie sheets covered with parchment paper, wax paper, or tin foil (for easy clean up!)
    Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
  4. Top each with 1/12 of filling. I added a spoonful to each then went back and added more until it was all used up!
    Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
  5. Top each with a second cake to make your sandwich. Place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes so they have time to firm up.
    Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
  6. Now, make your coating. Melt your white chocolate with the crisco. I recommend doing 15 seconds at a time in the microwave on medium. Stir, stir, stir.
    Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
  7. We frosted ours by putting them on a plate and spooning chocolate over them. Then, transfer back to the cookie sheet (we used fresh parchment paper). Top with sprinkles. If you can, save chocolate for the end, add some food coloring, and drizzle on top!
    Homemade Hostess Valentines Cakes
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