When I told my husband I was going to make an Ombré Valentines Day Cake he asked if it was some sort of Mexican cake.
I giggled, because he speaks Spanish, and he thought I meant hombre. No honey, I am not making a Mexican Man Cake.
Ombré actually means to take one color and show it in different shades from light to darker.
I wanted to make something sweet, delicate, and somewhat fancy for that special Valentines Day dessert. But of course it had to be simple and easy.
I took just one box of white cake mix and played around with red dye.
By adding a little red dye to the white cake mix you create a pink cake batter. Add a little more and it gets darker and darker. One box of white cake mix can be equally divided into 4 (1 1/4 cup) parts.
My base is white, so I poured that right into the cake pan. Then I and played around with the rest until I got 3 different shades of pink.
I have two 8″ round cake pans and two 9″ round cake pans, so I used all of them. Looking back, I wish I would have just used the 8″ pans and had the layers more uniform in size. Because there isn’t too much batter in each pan, they bake really fast.
In order to make this cake more romantic I used a round cookie cutter to cut out a small circle from each cake. Then I layered them with a simple whip cream.
Then I just placed more whip cream around the outside of the cake and topped it with some pretty heart sprinkles.
It’s so purrdy.
You can make 2 or 3 of these mini cakes out of just the one cake mix. So if you’re having a group over for Valentines Day you can give each couple their own cake to share.
Although when my husband and I shared this cake last night he asked if we could split it and put it on two separate plates, because he doesn’t trust my “sharing” capabilities. HA! You better eat fast buddy!
This cake is sweet, pretty, and the perfect romantic dessert for your Valentines Day with your loved one.
Even if you have to share.