Monday, February 14, 2011

Valentine's Day: Heart-Shaped Sponge Cake



A few days ago, my oven door broke off. Yes, off. A tragedy. Was my oven unaware that it was approaching Valentine's Day and Veggie Mama being unable to bake cute treats for Valentine's Day equals severe trauma?

Trauma. Capital T.

Veggie Mama does not do store-bought.

Plan B must be devised. Enter purchased sponge cake. As much as I grimaced while selecting it from the shelf and taking it home to pretty up, I actually felt quite relieved that I didn't have to turn the oven on in the middle of summer and raise the temperature of my little hot-box house by ninety-five degrees.

Please don't tell my oven. I still love him/her.

The result was the fastest and probably easiest Valentine's Day dessert I've ever made. And it was divine! Whipped cream will do that.

All that needs to be done is to cut the sponge into heart shaped pieces, sandwich together with a good strawberry jam and sweetened whipped cream, sprinkle over icing sugar and pop a berry on top. Dessert for two, fuss-free.






Happy Valentine's Day xox

15 comments:

  1. So cute! I love your new look and I have finally linked your blog....something I have been meaning to do for easy access to you!

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  2. So cute! I love your new look and I have finally linked your blog....something I have been meaning to do for easy access to you!

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  3. Super clever! You get top points :) I did bake today, as a non-baker that's quite an achievement... let's just say my heart shaped sugar cookies looked better in my mind thanks to too-runny icing. Oh well, they still taste great! Loving the new site design!

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  4. ohhhh been there, done that! but at the end of the day, as long as it tastes good :)

    Well done for baking though! Makes a Veggie Mama very proud x

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  5. Do you know how good those babies look on my new iMac? Yum x

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  6. I love you new look blog design. MMM super sweet and cute idea !

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  7. Serena @ Pretty FluffyAugust 25, 2011 at 3:50 PM

    Too cute!! - That goes for both the yummy sponge hearts AND your new blog design!

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  8. I love love love your new blog & your recipes just drive me crazy. I will be visiting here often. That gnocchi was delish. It's getting another run next week.

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  9. Lorraine @ Not Quite NigellaAugust 25, 2011 at 3:51 PM

    Hehe we understand! If my oven door had fallen off I don't know what I would do! I hope it gets fixed soon and I hope you had a lovely Valentines Day! :)

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  10. Thank you! I'm a bit partial to it myself x

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  11. I should have left some for you!

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  12. And super easy!

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  13. Hey, if you say it's ok, then it must be! xox

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  14. let me know how you go :)

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