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Fudge Lover’s Strawberry Truffle Cake~The perfect Valentine’s Treat!

*This is a re-post from last year, but I wanted to share a yummy Valentine’s treat in case you missed it!*
Most of this is “on hand” ingredients. Devils food cake mix and 2 bags of semi sweet chips/baking chocolate are the only items you may not have. I have made this every year for Valentine’s Day for the past 5 years or so. Just YUM! I noticed it at the check out stand in a little Betty Crocker cookbook (full recipe at the end of this post). It’s really easy, you just have to plan ahead to let it cool and chill at 2 diff. stages.

First you bake the cake mix just like it says on the box and let it cool completely (ummm, made a big hole when I was testing the rediness).

Then you make the ganache with the whipping cream and semi sweet chocolate (you WILL sound extra fancy when you tell people you made ganache–say it ga-na-shh).

then cut up the cake….

click to see more of the picture step by step instructions

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My 4 kiddos

We did a very mini Valentines shoot the other day for my post on The Idea Room.  My oldest daughter is always a very willing participant (LOVE her dance moves) but my boys are another story.  They are over all my tricks to get them to smile…I have to be more creative.  My baby was stuck on a stool in the kitchen, love her smile here.  I love them and I love to capture them when they let me.  e took enough to fill a BINGO card.  Go check it out over there.

I am working on a post for step by step instructions on the yummiest and prettiest Valentine’s cake. Simple and basic ingredients include Devils food cake mix, 2 bags semi sweet choco chips, whipping cream, white choco chips and fresh strawberries. Everything else you’ll have on hand (eggs, oil, butter). Check back tomorrow for this recipe.